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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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Stay the Pioneer Way in Tuolumne County
Have you ever wondered what it was like to experience life in the Gold Rush days? What if that experience was only a short drive from the iconic Yosemite National Park? Head to Northern California’s Tuolumne County for some flashback features. Read More >>>>
Fall is the New Summer in Tuolumne County
Orange is the New Black, 30s are the new 20s and guess what? Fall is the new Summer. Summer trends brought road trips, unicorn rafts, and hiking adventures. What if these beloved trends didn’t have to end on Labor Day Weekend? What if there was a place where in fall, road trips to the High Sierra are filled with foliage,… Read More >>>>
Tuolumne County is a Rock Climber's Playground
Go on a vertical adventure in Tuolumne County and join an upbeat culture of climbers in conquering world class climbs in Northern California.   Yosemite National ParkIts no secret that Yosemite National Park is a destination like no other for rock climbing. This world renowned destination has drawn the climbing culture for decades. Tuolumne County makes up over 50% percent of… Read More >>>>
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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
Tours & Info 209-588 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
60849
209-965-3474 View Website Map
30 miles east of Sonora, on all-weather Hwy 108. All mountain winter sports area with downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing. We have 61 runs, 12 lifts, 1600 vertical feet, 3 dining facilities, rental equipment and adult/children learn-to-ski or…
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1 Dodge Ridge Rd.
Pinecrest, CA 95364
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