, 2022-09-10 06:00:00,
Northern California’s Tuolumne County is an overlooked gem despite its proximity to the hiker’s mecca that is Yosemite National Park. The county spans throughout three distinct parts of the region, which are also home to Gold Country and the picturesque High Sierra. Any type of traveler or entire family deciding on their next vacation spot can find a world of adventure in Tuolumne County and do so with fewer crowds than in other areas that are accessible to Yosemite National Park. Here is a list of reasons why Tuolumne County should be on everyone’s bucket list.
10 Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort
Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort is an unbeatable place to plan a vacation near Stanislaus National Forest, with a wide array of outdoor activities to dive into. Newly opened mountain biking trails and increasingly popular disc golf are two highlights. Travelers looking for a less strenuous hiking experience without missing out on anything have a chair ride up into the mountains waiting for them, from which they can take a leisurely hike back down from the mountain and see the best of nature with half of the energy expense.
9 Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is certainly the most famous name in this region of the country. The bulk of visitors to Yosemite flock to the Yosemite Valley Floor, but Tuolumne offers some less crowded alternative entrances to Yosemite with treasures like the Tuolomne Grove of Giant Sequoias.
8 Twain Harte
The small quaint town of Twain Harte transports visitors to a High Sierra storybook setting in the forest. There is a wide variety of accommodation options of B&Bs, vacation rentals, and hotels to serve as a home base for boating, hiking, fishing, and any other outdoor fun imaginable, including bocce ball and miniature golf.
7 Horseback Riding In The High Sierra
Hiking is obviously one of the biggest attractions in this area, but sometimes the experience can feel even better from horseback. Luckily, there are many options for horseback riding operating from May to December, which bring you to different attractions like waterfalls or the giant sequoia trees the area is famous for. Outings widely vary from quick rides under an hour long to week-long pack trips in the Emigrant Wilderness.
6 Black Chasm Cavern
Black Chasm Cavern is a National Natural Landmark where visitors can feel like they are on another planet among the…
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