A popular recreation destination about 5600 ft. in elevation in the heart of the Stanislaus National Forest.
Dodge Ridge Ski Area
A ski area near Pinecrest offering alpine and cross-country skiing and hiking during the summer months.
Columbia State Park
Museum of Gold Mining Town, with demonstrations of blacksmithing, restaurants, buggy rides, candy shop, dry goods store, theater, and hotel.
Jamestown Railroad Museum
Rides on an old-style railroad and lots of information about the early railroads in the area.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
All of the beauty of the giant redwoods from the National Parks without the crowds.
The Sonora Pass is so beautiful and much less crowded for hiking, back-packing or traveling with mules who comfortably carry the gear. There are many beautiful lakes with reach on a day hike.