Stunning skies over Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
Visitors prepare to take a stagecoach ride through Columbia State Historic Park
Panning for gold at Columbia State Historic Park
The steam train chugs along at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Unspoiled meadows in Yosemite National Park
View of the High Sierra along scenic Highway 108
Horseback riding in Stanislaus National Forest
Cooling off in Groveland’s Rainbow Pools
Taking a run at Dodge Ridge Ski Area
A splashing good time rafting the Tuolumne River
History and hiking in California’s Gold Country
Yosemite and the Highway 120 Corridor
Over half of Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne County--it’s the least crowded half too. While in Yosemite, visitors 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. Also, a hike around Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to uncommon waterfalls that are comparable in beauty to their Yosemite Valley rivals is a must-do.
Highway 120 West, the Northern Yosemite Highway, is the access point to endless recreation on the Stanislaus National Forest. Camping, hiking, white-water rafting and swimming are just a few options. Travelers also pass through Groveland, one the County’s Gold Rush towns, which is a great place to get a bite to eat in a historic saloon, shop, golf, bike and horseback ride.
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown is a visitor favorite with a working roundhouse, steam locomotives and railroad cars of the Sierra Railway. The highlight of the park is Sierra No. 3™, known as the movie star locomotive. It has been featured in hundreds of movies, TV shows and commercials such as High Noon, Back to the Future III and Petticoat Junction.
Also in Jamestown, the “Walk of Fame,” where park paths and sidewalks are dotted wit