Carson Creek Trail

Carson Creek Trail

The Carson Creek Trail is one of he several trails within the New Melones trail system in the Glory Hole Recreation Area. This trail is a moderate 4.3 mile loop beginning at the lower parking area, near the intersection of Glory Hole Rd and Angles Creek Access Rd. The trail follows along the shores of […]

Woods Creek Rotary Park

Close to to heart of downtown Sonora, Woods Creek Rotary Park has a playground for kids, BBQ pits and picnic tables, large area for group picnics or events, and a baseball field. On the banks of a year-round creek, this park is the perfect destination for a mid-day picnic or a quick stroll. The baseball […]

Mud Lake From the North

Bell Meadow to Mud Lake

Bell Meadow to Mud Lake is a moderate level 3.2 mile one-way hike in the Stanislaus National Forest. The trailhead is located about three miles southeast of Pinecrest Lake off of FR 4N25, near the Aspen Meadow Pack Station. Mud Lake is a perfect day hike and awards you with spectacular views of pristine meadows, beautiful […]

Lyons Reservoir From the Dam

Lyons Lake Loop

Lyons Lake Loop is an easy 5.5 mile hike that follows the entire perimeter of Lyons Reservoir. Since most of the hike is fire road, it is easily accessible by hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. The grade is very gradual with a total elevation change of less than 300 feet so this hike is […]

Philadelphia Ditch at S. Fork Stanislaus

Philadelphia Ditch Trail

The Philadelphia Ditch is part of PG&E’s Spring Gap-Stanislaus Hydroelectric Project. The ditch begins life 1.5 miles upstream from Fraser Flat Campground on the South Fork Stanislaus River. The water from the South Fork flows into the ditch via the Philadelphia Diversion Dam where it flows 4.7 miles to the Spring Gap Forebay. It then travels down […]

Crowd Enjoying the Live Band

Tuolumne Farmers’ Market and Concert

The Tuolumne Certified Farmers’ Market is a favorite in Tuolumne County. Not only will you have your choice of locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, but you will also be entertained by a different live, local band every week. The venue is also excellent set in downtown Tuolumne City at the Tuolumne Memorial Park. At roughly […]

Beardsley Reservoir and Dam

Beardsley Reservoir

Beardsley Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the steep, rocky canyon of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River. The reservoir is located four miles northwest of Pinecrest Lake (as the crow flies) and roughly seven miles from Hwy 108 down the steep, winding, paved Beardsley Reservoir Rd (Forest Route 5N02). Beardsley Reservoir is part of the Tri-Dam Project […]

Peoria Wildlife Area

Peoria Wildlife Management Area

The Peoria Wildlife Management Area (aka Peoria Flat) is a public recreation area open to activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing (on nearby Table Mountain), wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and hunting (as regulated by the California Department of Fish and Game). This area was purchased specifically to mitigate wildlife habitat loss due to […]