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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Devils Postpile Trail Devils Postpile Formation Hike Devils Postpile National Monument Mammoth Lakes Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains California
The main attraction in Devils Postpile National Monument is, of course, the Devils Postpile Formation, which has striking 60-foot tall cliffs of exposed columnar basalt. From the park's main trailhead, it is a 1-mile round trip hike to the base of Devils Postpile on a wheelchair-friendly route with 40 feet of elevation change. A second trail crosses the top of Devils... Read more.
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Distance: 1.35 miles – Elevation change: 215 feet
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Minaret Falls Hike Pacific Crest Trail Ansel Adams Wilderness Inyo National Forest Minaret Falls Trail Devils Postpile National Monument Waterfall Mammoth Lakes
Minaret Falls is a tumbling waterfall in the Eastern Sierra near Mammoth Lakes. The waterfall plunges a slope above Pacific Crest Trail in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of Inyo National Forest. Starting from the main trailhead in Devils Postpile National Monument, it's a 3-mile round trip hike to Minaret Falls (with the option to link this trail with hikes to Devils... Read more.
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Distance: 3 miles – Elevation change: 125 feet
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Devils Postpile National Monument Campground Mammoth Lakes California Camping Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains
Near the entrance of Devils Postpile National Monument, and just half a mile from the Postpile formation, visitors can stay at a 21-site campground along the Middle Fork San Joaquin River. With sites backing up against a pine-covered ridge, Devils Postpile provides a fine camping experience in the Eastern Sierra near Mammoth Lakes with ample day hiking... Read more.
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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
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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
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