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.

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Columbia State Park

Museum of Gold Mining Town, with demonstrations of blacksmithing, restaurants, buggy rides, candy shop, dry goods store, theater, and hotel.

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Jamestown Railroad Museum

Rides on an old-style railroad and lots of information about the early railroads in the area.

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

All of the beauty of the giant redwoods from the National Parks without the crowds.

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Sonora Pass

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.

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