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Need an escape from the day-to-day routine? It’s time you explored the public lands and urban trails in Tuolumne County! Yosemite National Park is only one of the scenic wonders in the Mother Lode area. Giant sequoias, pristine alpine lakes, waterfalls, rivers and streams all await you in the Gold Country. Step back in time at Columbia State Historic Park, climb aboard an authentic steam train at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, spend the day walking many of the local trails and stop for a picnic along the way. Then spend a night under the stars in one of the thousands of campsites on the Stanislaus National Forest. Getting into nature has never been so easy. It’s right in your back yard in Tuolumne County!

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Visitors get an up close look at Giant Sequoias at two groves within the Park. See the largest living things on earth and the “Big Stump!” Hike, camp and picnic.
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P.O.Box 120
Arnold, CA 95223
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Gold was discovered in Columbia on March 27, 1850. By 1870, the “Gem of the Southern Mines” produced more than $1 billion (in today’s figures). Today the town still bustles with shops, exhibits and the lively activity of the 1850’s.
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11255 Jackson St
Columbia, CA 95310
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A ¼ mile paved trail with signs along the way, leads to an overlook with sweeping views of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River Canyon, and Donnell Reservoir.
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209-965-3434 View Website Map
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1 Pinecrest Lake Rd.
Pinecrest, CA 95364
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A destination all its own, Pinecrest has been offering iconic family vacations for generations. Located just off Highway 108, this picturesque destination offers summer fun on the water and the trails. In winter, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort provides beginner to…
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Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown and its trains have been  featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. The 26-acre Historic Park offers seasonal steam train rides and special events, plus daily roundhouse and movie prop tours and a…
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P.O. Box 1250
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-532-3671 View Website Map
Welcome to the Stanislaus National Forest, where you can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine solitude. You can swim near a sandy beach or wade into…
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19777 Greenley Rd.
Sonora, CA 95370
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Tuolumne County has a rich history in the movie and TV industry. There have been over 200 movies and TV shows, from Back to the Future III, Unforgiven and Little House on the Prairie. Even John Wayne made a movie…
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18211 Main St.
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-372-0200 View Website Map
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9035 Village Dr.
Yosemite, CA 95389