Along the Sugar Pine Railroad Grade

Sugar Pine Railroad Grade (Confidence Rd to Lyons Reservoir)

This gentle sloping 4.5 mile one-way hike  follows the old Sugar Pine Railroad grade. This trail, or fire road, is open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders year-round but may be covered in snow throughout the winter months. The fire road traverses private property which is owned by Sierra Pacific Industries, so no motor […]

Fishing the Main Tuolumne Ditch

Fishing the Main Tuolumne Ditch

The Main Tuolumne Ditch starts just below the dam at Lyons Reservoir and extends all the way into Cedar Ridge. Fishing opportunities exist all along this canal with the area near Sierra Pines Disc Golf Course being the most promising. The Main Tuolumne Ditch is planted regularly with trout that are sustainably raised at the […]

HostGator Web Hosting

HostGator Web Hosting

This post is not intended to be an in-depth review of HostGator, it’s intended simply to give you my opinion and an overview of the services they offer. I am currently a customer of HostGator and use their shared hosting service for several of my websites, including Sonora Central. I have been a customer since […]

Natural Bridges in Calaveras County

Natural Bridges (Calaveras County)

Natural Bridges in Calaveras County is a day-use area with a very scenic, naturally formed geological cave on Coyote Creek. The area is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation and is open to the public year-round. Activities there include hiking, swimming, picnicking, photography and exploring. The hike to Natural Bridges is moderate with some steep […]

Sonora Sunrise Rotary Park

The Sonora Sunrise Rotary Park is a combination park for kids, dogs and garden lovers. The biggest area of this one-acre park is dedicated to our furry friends with separate off leash areas for large and small dogs and shaded seating for dog owners. In addition there is a community garden with 17 – 4×12 […]

Teeing Area For Hole #15

Sierra Pines Disc Golf Course

**I am sorry to say but the Sierra Pines disc golf course has been removed. The area is still open to the public, just not for golfing.** Sierra Pines Disc Golf Course (DGC) is located just outside the community of Twain Harte on the old Sierra Pines Golf Course. It has gotten quite a bit of attention […]