7 Scenic Vistas Of Tuolumne County

Tuolumne County is made up of Yosemite, Gold Country, and the High Sierra. These diverse destinations all provide for incredible roadside vista views. That’s right, you don’t have to hike for miles to take in unforgettable views. Get your camera ready and charge up your phone because you won’t want to miss these views on your next road trip.

 
 

If you’re en route to Yosemite National Park, stop for a Tuolumne River view at Rim of The World on Highway 120. This beautiful Stanislaus National Forest highway opens up to a wide vista viewing of the surrounding terrain.

 

Photo by Carlos Sorto

 
 

When entering Yosemite National Park via Highway 120, this vista is the first glimpse of the iconic Half Dome, and it does not disappoint.

 

 
 

Scenic adventure? Yosemite is known for it. Avoid the crowds and explore the less visited, but so awe-inspiring Tuolumne Meadows.

 

Tuolumne Meadows

Photo by Damian Riley

 
 

Gold Country roads aren’t just for history! Drive along the winding roads and take in a spectacular lake view. Don Pedro, California’s 6th largest reservoir, is a dreamy destination for sunset seeing along Highway 120.

 

Don Pedro Reservoir

 
 

If you’re looking for a designated roadside stop along Highway 108, Donnell Vista is the view for you. This area is great for roadside picnics, elopements, and full of instagrammable opportunities.

 

Photo by Damian Riley

 
 

Venture off of Highway 108 to Pinecrest Lake for a beautiful drive deeper into the Stanislaus National Forest. Free parking is available lakeside, which provides the ultimate pull-up view of one of Tuolumne County’s most iconic destinations.

 

Photo by Michael Battey

 
 

Embark on a road trip adventure along Highway 108’s Sonora Pass and find yourself pulled over to the side of the road, taking in the view and taking a picture or two.

 

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