Hikes in Tuolumne County

Tuolumne County is a sparsely populated county in the western sierra. The 2,275-square mile section of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range encompasses the county seat of Sonora and several charming mountain towns. Seventy percent of the county is federally owned, including areas of Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.

Hiking Tuolumne County

Dragoon Gulch TrailDragoon Gulch Trail
This 2.5-mile loop ascends 325 feet along a creek and up a ridge to views over Sonora.
Hetch HetchyHetch Hetchy Reservoir and Wapama Falls
This 5-mile hike tours a flooded valley to a thundering waterfall in the northwest corner of Yosemite National Park.
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Kanawyer Loop Trail Kings Canyon National Park Road's End hike to Bailey Bridge Bubbs Creek Trail Cedar Grove Area
Kings Canyon is a rugged trench in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that is so remote it can only be accessed from one road. In such a landscape, where a pristine river slices down a canyon between sheer rock walls, you would not expect to find a long and level trail suitable for casual hikers, but that's exactly what you will find on Kanawyer Loop Trail. This easy 5-mile... Read more.
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Distance: 5 miles – Elevation change: 125 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Grant Village to Grant Grove Trail General Grant Tree Trail Azalea Campground Hike
If you visit the Grant Grove Area of Kings Canyon National Park, you will probably want to stop by both the General Grant Tree in the Grant Grove and the visitor center in nearby Grant Village. You can drive between these two locations or connect them on foot with a trail that is one-mile one-way, passing through Azalea Campground to bridge the two busy areas. The trail... Read more.
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Distance: 2 miles – Elevation change: 250 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
North Boundary Trail Loop Kings Canyon National Park Grant Grove Hike
The General Grant Tree Trail is the busiest hike in the Grant Grove Area of Kings Canyon National Park, but most visitors probably don't know that the popular paved loop can be used to reach North Boundary Trail, a narrow dirt trail that sees little foot traffic. Cross through the Grant Grove to reach a 2.75-mile loop on North Boundary Trail and North Boundary Cutoff... Read more.
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Distance: 3.55 miles – Elevation change: 375 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
General Grant Tree Trail Kings Canyon National Park Grant Grove Loop Hike
The Grant Grove is one of the top draws in Kings Canyon National Park, containing the park's most important sequoia, the General Grant Tree. The Grant Grove is one of the world's premier sequoia habitats with several of the world's largest trees. It is the oldest section of Kings Canyon National Park, first protected as General Grant National Park in 1890. A paved 0.8-mile... Read more.
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Distance: 0.8 miles – Elevation change: 50 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Dead Giant Loop Trail Sequoia Lake Overlook Kings Canyon National Park Grant Grove Hike Sunset Trail
Dead Giant Loop Trail is an enjoyable single-track loop trail through a forest of giant sequoias and pines in the Grant Grove Area of Kings Canyon National Park. In addition to a massive still-standing dead sequoia, the lightly traveled trail passes Sequoia Lake Overlook, which presents views over a small blue reservoir to the southwest just outside the national park. ... Read more.
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Distance: 2.25 miles – Elevation change: 300 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 23, 2014