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You won’t be bored with all the outdoor things to do in Yosemite and Tuolumne County! You will find breathtaking scenery and fresh mountain air.

From hiking in the Emigrant Wilderness to white-water rafting the Tuolumne River to camping under the stars in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, Tuolumne County and Yosemite Country delivers on outdoor adventure.

If you feel like you might want to get immersed in some history, try gold panning or taking a ride on an authentic stage coach at Columbia State Historic Park or riding a famous steam train at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.



As you enjoy recreate and enjoy Tuolumne County's outdoors, please be safe and responsible users of the land and waterways.

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25 Days of Adventure in Tuolumne County
Tuolumne County is where winter wonders await and adventurous memories are made. This year, we're celebrating 25 days of authentic holiday adventures in Yosemite National Park, Gold Country, and High Sierra. Travel to our winter vacation destination, make every day count, and experience December like never before. Read More >>>>
Winter Wonders Await in Tuolumne County
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Stargazing in Tuolumne County
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105686
209-743-4038 View Website Map
Adrienne Anderson has 50 years of experience in skating and 35 years coaching. As the former Program Director of Stockton Skating School, she initiated and launched the Basic Skills Program at Oak Park Arena, where she still coaches privately. Adrienne…
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Long Barn Lodge
CA
60783
925-932-8993 View Website Map
For over 50 years, All-Outdoors has guided more than 30,000 trips, over 300,000 guests on ten of California's best and scenic rivers. Options include beginner runs on the South Fork American, intermediate runs such as the Tuolumne, up to Cherry…
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1250 Pine St. Ste.103
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
60792
209-965-3402 View Website Map
Horseback rides by the hour, half day or all day rental and pack trips. You will be thrilled by the tall peaks, long alpine meadows, beautiul lakes and an abundance of wildlife. Reservations needed.
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PO Box 3403
Sonora, CA 95370
83592
800-462-2848 View Website Map
Explore legendary landmarks in an epic park such as Yosemite with Backroads Active Travel.
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801 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94710
60813
Visitors Center 209- View Website Map
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
60814
209-795-1381 Map
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P.O. Box 500
Hathaway Pines, CA 95233
81673
209-736-2708 View Website Map
California's first show cave! Offering 60-80 minute Trail of Lights family walking tour, the 2-hour Mammoth Cave Expedition & the 4-hour Middle Earth Expedition. Open spring through fall. School program and Corporate Team Building available.
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9565 Cave City Rd.
Mountain Ranch, CA 95246
105562
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Enjoy the easy to intermidiate 1.4 mile (one-way) hiking trail along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River into the Yosemite Wilderness Area to Carlon Falls. Have a picnic and cool off with a refreshing swim. This trail begins on…
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CA
60839
209-533-0446 Map
Adjacent to Columbia State Historic Park, 24 newly renovated units include AC, WiFi, Satellite TV, in room coffee, microwaves. Seasonal swimming pool, DVD players/movies upon availability. Mining charters and mining supplies offered.
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22646 Broadway St.
Columbia, CA 95310
60842
209-588-9128 View Website Map
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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