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Highway 108 Photogenic Journey to Sonora Pass

By VTC Author | 07/24/2020 | Exploring Tuolumne County, Outdoor Adventure, Stanislaus National Forest

Highway 108 is the picture-perfect road trip you have been waiting for. Now is time to explore the breathtaking High Sierra. Reach new heights and experience the enchantment of unique and incredible mountain formations and beautiful rivers and streams along Sonora Pass, Highway 108.

Sonora Pass in the fall

Get underway in the historic town of Sonora and grab a snack at Emberz (we highly recommend their baked Emberz appetizer) to give you fuel for the rest of your adventure. Continue on and climb to 3,650 feet in Twain Harte. Stop and take in a round of mini-golf among beautiful pines at the family-owned 65-year-old Twain Harte Miniature Golf or go on up to cool off in Pinecrest Lake, don’t forget your floatie for the ultimate relaxation break.

Continue the trek up to 6,310 feet for Instagram-worthy views at Donnell Vista. The all-encompassing scenery here covers the outlandish rock formations known as the Dardanelles and the crystal-clear Donnell Lake. Make some time to horse around at Kennedy Meadows Pack Station. Take a horseback ride along the South Fork of the Stanislaus River and into the stunning meadow. Have a ranch-style dinner and cozy up in a rustic cabin at Kennedy Meadows Resort for a good night’s sleep.

Wake up to sunny blue skies and hit the road again and continue the venture up to the top of the mountain peak at 9,623 feet. Like a painted canvas the views are breathtaking with mountains, greenery, rivers, and lakes. While there don’t forget to breathe, the air is so fresh and crisp it feels like an oxygen bar.


Visit www.VisitTuolumne.com to find lodging, including quaint B&Bs, cabins, and more, for your trip to Tuolumne County.

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