Welcome to Tuolumne County
- Yosemite Gold Country. The proximity to Yosemite National Park
makes us your perfect vacation destination, with plenty to offer DogTrekkers, including hiking, fishing, river rafting, camping, gold panning and sightseeing.
The towns of Sonora
, Twain Harte
have much to offer including arts, festivals, theater, shopping and entertainment.
Whether you're a couple with Fido on a romantic Gold Country weekend, or you've loaded up the family in the RV and hit the open road, the Mother Lode area of the Sierra Foothills is your perfect place to shop, dine, explore and get back to nature.
Visit Tuolumne County
Photo Credit: Petra Jagodic (CC)
The Ferguson fire in Yosemite National Park that shut off the scenic Yosemite Valley for three weeks was fully contained on Aug. 19, and all entry roads through Tuolumne County (Highway 120), Mariposa County (Highway 140) and Madera County (Highway 41) are now open. Early fall is a great time to visit this iconic California attraction—and yes, there’s plenty for you and your dog to do together. #yosemitenow more »
Where's my breakfast? - Photo Credit: @olivertheguarddog
Sure, you can be traditional and stay at a dog-friendly hotel or motel during your Tuolumne County getaway, but the choices don’t stop there. Bed-and-breakfast inns, Airbnbs and traditional vacation rentals offer options with a more personal touch. Here are some DogTrekker favorites. more »
Table Mountain - Photo Credit: @weims_in_crime
Tuolumne County is largely rural, with more places to hike, fish, camp and go boating with your dog than you can shake a stick at. Its scenic lakes are tucked into dramatic mountain canyons and bowls that add to the getting-away-from-it-all experience. Here’s a look at some prominent bodies of water where you and your pup can splash, hike and play. more »
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - Photo Credit: @island_dog
If you’re traveling in Gold Country with family this summer, put Columbia State Historic Park on your “must visit” list. It’s a place where lasting memories are made. On weekends, you’ll encounter rumbling (and dog-friendly) stagecoaches, itinerant musicians, bonneted ladies in sweeping skirts, and swaggering, black-hatted characters who could go mano a mano with John Wayne. For city kids, this “Gold Rush town that never died” can be as much fun as Disneyland (well, almost). more »
You coming? - Photo Credit: @namastenadine
The Gold Rush-era prospectors who swarmed the Sierra Nevada foothills in the 1850s made an indelible mark on Tuolumne County, dotting the map with a string of settlements—Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte, Groveland—that still have a boomtown feel, as well as a relaxed attitude toward dogs. more »