Hike to a waterfall in Yosemite National Park, go horseback riding in the High Sierra back country, or relax on a wine tasting adventure in the Gold Country foothills. Room with a view? We got those! Tuolumne County is a mecca for rejuvenating adventures, offering stress-free accommodation prices you will love. Get ready to cross a few items off your travel bucket list, while spending priceless quality time with friends in Tuolumne County.
There's nothing like a hike in Yosemite to make you forget about the world's problems. Hetch Hetchy is a lesser-known, yet awe-inspiring, destination in Yosemite National Park. The fairly flat trail to Wapama Falls is a remarkable one. Begin your journey at the O'Shaughnessy Dam, and bask in the views of the vast reservoir, the primary source of water for the San Francisco Bay Area. Walk along the water’s edge for this 5-mile out and back trail to Wapama Falls.
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Bring your girl gang to the High Sierra, and take a ride on the wild side with Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station. Book your group stay in a beautifully rustic cabin onsite and travel via horseback into the Emigrant Wilderness with the experienced guides. Amenities include, a restaurant, historic saloon, general store and hiking trails galore.
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Get a taste of the local flavor in Tuolumne County's historic Gold Country. Jamestown is home to a few wine tasting rooms, where you can sip on your trip. Gather with the girls and taste the afternoon away. Nearby, in Sonora, Indigeny Reserve offers tours and tastings of their legendary local cider and spirits. Have an afternoon picnic and wander through the organic orchards, on site.
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Grab your girls and book a group appointment at Amala Detox & Tea Lounge, a small-town spa in Downtown Sonora. Treat yourself to treatments your city friends won’t believe. Sip on one of their specialty teas and browse their menu of unique services. A local favorite is their Ionic Foot Soak that will pull toxins out of your body straight through your feet. Sit back, relax, and watch the water transform before your eyes. After your soak, get a full toxicity reading from one of the friendly and knowledgeable staff members.
Vacation takes on a new meaning with a memorable trip to Tuolumne County’s Yosemite. Embrace the extremity of the Sierra Nevada and take a Tuolumne River rafting trip with your BFFs. Embrace your inner adventurer as you face the wild whitewater with your friends. This unconventional vacation is sure to be an unforgettable one. Make it a two or three day adventure with an overnight group package.
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Looking for a good time? Your odds are good at Tuolumne County's two casinos. Black Oak Casino Resort, in the town of Tuolumne, offers free entertainment every weekend, at their Willow Creek Lounge. Dine fine with 5-star level cuisine, at Seven Sisters restaurant, or mix it up with a retro night at their in-house bowling alley and arcade. The newly remodeled Chicken Ranch Casino, in Jamestown, is a local favorite for neon bingo nights, table games, and slot machines.
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Catch the winter wave and hit the slopes in Tuolumne County's High Sierra. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort is welcoming winter destination for all skill levels. Choose your lift buddy and explore the diverse runs of this nearly 70 year old ski resort. Experience a sledding snow day, like never before, at Leland High Sierra Snowplay. Tube down the steep slopes, have a snowball fight, and warm up fireside in the lodge.
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Cavern explorations await, nearby Tuolumne County, in Vallecito and Murphys. Walk through the ancient caves, learning about the incredible formations, and hearing the echos of conversation underground. If you're in search of a real thrill, kiss your fear of heights goodbye on a zip lining thrill above the Gold Country foothills, at Moaning Caverns Adventure Park.
Photo by Menka Belgal
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