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Plan The Perfect Girls' Trip To Tuolumne County

By VTC Author | 07/26/2021 | Arts & Entertainment, Cabins, Camping/RV, Casinos - art, Eat & Drink, Entertainment, Events, Exploring Tuolumne County, Guided Tours, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Lodging, Outdoor Adventure, Relaxation & Rejuventation, Stanislaus National Forest, Trails, Underground Adventures, Whitewater Rafting, Wine and Cider Tasting, Yosemite National Park

After the year we have had it is time to reunite with your best friends for a girls weekend in Tuolumne County! 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.

Bring your girl gang to the High Sierra, and take a ride on the wild side with Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station or Aspen Meadow Pack Station. Travel via horseback into the Emigrant Wilderness with experienced guides. You can also hit the trails in the Emigrant Wilderness by foot! Hike to Relief Reservoir in the warmer months! Make a fun a game of it and submit the trails you have completed in Tuolumne County to earn virtual badges!

Photos by: Aspen Meadow Pack Station and @ellisegal on Instagram

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. Walk along the water’s edge for this 5-mile out and back trail to Wapama Falls. Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias is another hidden gem in Yosemite! Walk among and through giant sequoias!

Hetch Hetchy Waterfall

Photos by: @logic_irl and @lauratoz22 on Instagram

Get a taste of the local flavor in Tuolumne County's historic Gold Country. Jamestown is home to Gianelli Vineyards that has a tasting room overlooking the rolling foothills of the Sierra. Gather with the girls and taste the afternoon away. Nearby, in Sonora, Indigeny Reserve offers tastings of their legendary local cider and spirits. Have an afternoon picnic and wander through the organic orchards, on site. If your friends are beer people, check out Groveland's newest brewery Around the Horn, play a round of corn hole an enjoy their unique beers!


Photos by: @isabelmia_ and @elley.o on Instagram 

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. Rush Creek Lodge has opened a new luxury spa! Reserve the whole spa for yourselves to make the most of your girls weekend! 

Rush Creek Spa

Amala Detox and Rush Creek Spa


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.

Photo courtesy of OARS Rafting

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 (reservations currently required) and arcade. Chicken Ranch Casino, in Jamestown, is a local favorite for bingo nights, table games, and slot machines.

Photo courtesy of Black Oak Casino Resort

Catch the winter wave and hit the slopes in Tuolumne County's High SierraDodge Ridge Ski Resort is welcoming winter destination for all skill levels. Choose your lift buddy and explore the diverse runs of this 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.

Photo courtesy of Dodge Ridge Ski Resort

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