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Tuolumne County - Yosemite's Northern Entrance

Over half of Yosemite National Park is in Tuolumne County--it’s the least crowded half too.

Highway 120 through Tuolumne County is the most direct route into Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and all of Northern California.

While in Yosemite, walk in the majesty of towering giant sequoias in the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias or in the incomparable and open scenery of Tuolumne Meadows, a spectacular subalpine meadow surrounded by granite domes and cliffs. Or, hike around Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to uncommon waterfalls that are comparable in beauty to their Yosemite Valley rivals.

Other highlights of the park include Yosemite Valley with its iconic cliffs like Half Dome and El Capitan and towering waterfalls,  Wawona’s Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Glacier Point with spectacular view of Yosemite Valley and the high country in the spring through fall.

The total Yosemite experience doesn't begin or end at the park boundary. More outdoor adventure extends onto the adjacent Stanislaus National Forest and in the High Sierra, and unique discoveries are made when you're transplanted back in time in California's Gold Country.

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Travel Conditions & Directions
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1. Purchase your Park Pass online ahead of time. (As of June 11, 2020, temporary modifications are in place and pre-purchased reservations are required for all private vehicles to enter Yosemite National Park)

2. 95% of visitors see 5% of Yosemite; explore the less visited and uncrowded areas outside the Valley Floor – like Hetch Hetchy and the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

3. Go early in the morning (avoid park entrance traffic between 10am and 12pm). Or, spend some time in the other areas of Tuolumne County, like in Gold Country and in the High Sierra, until later in the day.

4. Visit the park October through April when it is much less crowded, and you’ll get the best of fall colors and beautiful winter scenes.

5. In the busy summer months, take alternate transportation like Y.A.R.T.S. or local transportation providers such as Mother Lode Adventures Charter Services.


Highway 120 Outdoor Exploration
Highway 120 is the path for the explorer. Behold the beauty of Yosemite National Park’s less explored Tuolumne Meadows and mountain peaks along Tioga Pass, Highway 120. From the adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting to hiking through ancient sequoias, Highway 120 is there for you, if you are up for the adventure. READ MORE >
Gold Country 49er Adventure
Adventure like a 49er on Historic Highway 49. It winds its way through the foothills of the Sierra marked by the influential towns of Tuolumne County that flourished during the Gold Rush. Perfect for little ones, history buffs, or those looking to strike it big and find gold. READ MORE >
25 Things To Do While Physically Distancing in Tuolumne County
We are all eager to have new experiences outside of our homes. Whether wildflower walks are your speed or you are ready for the adrenaline rush of whitewater rafting, we have compiled 25 of our favorite activities to do around Tuolumne County while staying six feet apart. Whatever your travel style, Tuolumne County has yours. READ MORE >
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