The Tuolumne Adventure Trolley service is scheduled to begin May 2, 2020.
In Tuolumne County on a Saturday this summer? Yes. Then see the sights and leave the getting around to the friendly and knowledgeable drivers of the Tuolumne Adventure Trolley. The ride is FREE and serves Sonora, Columbia State Historic Park and Jamestown.
Service runs from 8:30am to 8:30pm every Saturday May through September. The trolley has stops at many hotels and attractions on an hour and a half loop. Hop on and hop off as you please.
Visit this page later in Spring for the updated brochure and schedule.
Service provided by Tuolumne County Transit.
Some Unique Places Along the Route
Starting Point: Downtown Sonora- Venture into the Visitors Center, 193 S. Washington Street to get acquainted with Tuolumne County. Grab a trolley schedule and let the experts map out your route with some suggested must-see attractions at each stop. While here, hit the backroads and step into freshness at the Sonora Farmers Market, a local favorite and be sure to check out the all new Motherlode Grown in the Historic Sugg House. Next, take a stroll down Washington Street and shop the morning away at all the boutique and antique shops. Thirsty? Have a glass of wine at the Sonora Tap Room or grab a beer at the The Sportsman, and find out what makes this bar a unique business in California. Catch the trolley at Courthouse Park on the corner of Jackson St and N. Washington St.
Stop 1: Columbia State Historic Park- Take a step back in time and experience living history at this 1850s Gold Rush Town. Ride the stagecoach through the limestone remnants of the mining industry on the outskirts of town. Get a sweet treat from Nelson’s Candy Kitchen, a five-generation family owned candy store. Take in a top-notch play at the Historic Fallon House theatre. Hop Back on the trolley just outside of the Fallon House.
Stop 2: Jamestown- Grab a bite to eat at the National Hotel, where gold is still accepted as payment. Let loose and taste the town with local wines at Inner Sanctum Cellars and Gianelli Tasting room. Hunt for treasures at the eclectic shops that line Main Street. Explore the new Jamestown Historical Museum in Rocca Park. Follow the Walk of Fame from Rocca Park to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park for a ride on the famous Sierra No.3® Steam Engine. Disembark the train and embark on the trolley at the Railtown pick-up station.
Stop 3: Stockton Road- Temperatures lower as the day gets later, what better way to end the day then with a hike to catch the sunset over the hills of Sonora? Dragoon Gulch will take hikers on a short uphill trek to the top of the rolling hills. Within minutes hikers are out of the city, surrounded by live oak trees, manzanitas, and wildlife, with stunning views of the city. Walk back to town or grab the trolley at Stockton Rd.
Ending Point: Downtown Sonora- Watch the streets of Downtown Sonora transform from a shopper’s paradise to a culture full of art and entertainment. The City hosts an Art Night every second Saturday of the month, where live music fills the streets and local artists display their art in storefronts. Adventurers can end the day indulging in fresh farm-to-fork restaurants that line the streets of Downtown Sonora.