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Tuolumne County Maps, Directions & Transportation Information

Tuolumne County is located directly east of the San Francisco Bay Area in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountain range of Central California.

The main highways leading to this picturesque, two-to-three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area are Highways 108 and 120 from the west (the latter considered to be the most scenic and direct route to Yosemite National Park) and Highway 49 from the north.

Getting Here

From the San Francisco Bay Area:

Mileage and time (according to Google Maps) to Sonora, county seat of Tuolumne County and home to many hotels and historic inns:

From San Francisco: 132 miles (213 km), 2 hours and 31 minutes
From San Jose:
129 miles (209 km), 2 hours and 29 minutes
From Oakland:
124 miles (199 km), 2 hours and 15 minutes
From Dublin/Pleasanton:
98 miles (157 km), 1 hour and 54 minutes

 From the Sacramento Area:

From Los Angeles/Southern California:

Using GPS devices or apps isn't advised in this area. Map out your trip before you go.

Public Transportation:
Transportation from the towns of Tuolumne, Sonora, Jamestown and Groveland to Yosemite National Park is available on YARTS from mid-May through early-September.

Transportation to Tuolumne County from airports in San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento and the AMTRAK station in Modesto may be arranged through Mother Lode Adventure Charter Services.

Tuolumne County Map 
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Tuolumne County Map


Highway  120 is open year-round to Yosemite National Park and into Yosemite  Valley. Tioga Pass over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Yosemite is  closed for the winter and usually opens in June. Highway 108 is closed  over the Sierra after the first major snowfall but is kept plowed to  Leland Meadows. Sonora Pass usually reopens in mid-May. It is always  advisable to carry chains in the mountains during the winter. Tire  chains are available at Yosemite Adventure Supply in Groveland (along Highway 120) and in auto parts stores in Sonora for Highway 108 travel.

Visit the CalTrans website to find up to the minute travel information on Highways 108 and 49. For  Highway 120 and Yosemite National Park road conditions, call  209-372-0200 option #1, then #1.

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10723 Airport Rd
Columbia, CA 95310
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10723 Airport Rd.
Columbia, CA 95310
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San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco, CA
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3519 McDonald Ave
Modesto, CA 95358
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12879 Justice Center Dr
Sonora, CA 95370
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369 W 18th St
Merced, CA 95340

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193 S Washington St
Sonora, CA 95370

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