Yosemite National Park is the most sought-after attraction near Groveland, CA. Take advantage of the Yosemite Area Regional Transit System (YARTS) from Groveland to Yosemite and throughout the park. Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area for summer hiking and winter snow-play, and much more.Another great option for visiting Yosemite is to do so by shuttle tours. These include trips to the Valley Floor, Glacier Pont or Tuolumne Meadows. There are also some unique night tours – the Valley Moonlight Tour or the Glacier Point Stargazing Tour. Some of these tours can be taken one way, giving you a great opportunity to hike back.
Ready to wet a line? You will find plenty of great fishing locations between Groveland and the Yosemite Park Highway 120 entrance. Fishing tends to be better in this corridor than in the park itself. There is no fish planting in Yosemite and with the crowds that Yosemite experiences, decent fishing will usually take a bit of a hike, and the fish are usually small.Stream fishing is most popular and the main, middle, and south forks of the Tuolumne River all offer great trout fishing. The South and Middle Forks are planted weekly with rainbow trout, but also host a healthy population of native rainbow and also occasional brown trout. Headwater stretches of these rivers also have some native brook trout. The main fork of the Tuolumne is a little more work to access but the reward is larger rainbows and browns!
Visit these unique towns that started in the mid-1800s and still retain their Gold Rush charms today. Explore shops with authentic Gold Rush architecture, wineries, and restaurants.
Columbia – Historic Gold Rush Town and State Park – Want to step back in time? Columbia is the perfect place to be enveloped in a quintessential Gold Rush experience. This town was established in 1850 when gold prospectors set up camp. It retains much of its Gold Rush charm thanks to shopkeepers in traditional costume, a Main Street lined with authentic storefronts, and pedestrian-only roads.
Murphys – Old West meets Wine Tasting – The Murphys, California of today, known as “Queen of the Sierra,” grew from a single trading post and gold mining operation in 1848. Murphys combines the old with the new, thanks to its historic buildings which now house updated shops, restaurants, and many entertainment options. With over 26 wine tasting rooms and an olive oil tasting room, Murphys is the perfect day trip that will tantalize your taste buds and let you explore the up-and-coming world of Calaveras County Wine!Sonora – Gold Rush Town and County Center – In 1848, Sonora, California was named after Sonora, Mexico, in homage to the hometown of many of the gold miners who helped establish it. Today Sonora retains much of its Gold Rush architecture and allure but is also known to be a center for modern culture in Tuolumne County.
Shopping – While you’re here, check out the retail shops offering gifts, outdoor gear, and home furnishings reflecting the gold rush era and the area’s long ranching history.
Walking Tour – Walk Main Street to learn more about the historic buildings that house the businesses, or take a guided Groveland Happy Hour Walking Tour to learn even more about the colorful history of the town.Visit the Library and Museum– Only steps away from the Groveland Hotel, is the Groveland Library. It also shares the building with the Groveland Museum which features a great gift shop with items about the local area as well as Yosemite.
Note 1.2 The spirit of the California wild
Note 1.1 The sky is bigger out here
California is the place for explorers. Summit mountains. Rush down rivers. Discover paths.
Join other National Park visitors on one of our pre-arranged, small group adventures. Each day features a unique, fun and economical excursion perfect for most visitors!
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Private Vacation Adventures
Private and fully customizable adventure and vacation packages available for 1-6 people visiting Yosemite National Park! Perfect for visitors of all ages.
Get away from the crowds and experience Yosemite’s more iconic landmarks on our private hiking adventures available to visitors 9 years old and older.
See the most of Yosemite National Park regardless of time constraints or physical limitations on one of our sightseeing adventures. Perfect for all visitors.
Backpacking & Overnight
Multi-day guided backpacking and overnight adventures available in Yosemite National Park! Perfect for visitors 9 years old and older.
Fly Fishing Adventures
Private fly fishing adventures with one on one instruction on sustainable catch and release techniques for trout. Adventures available for beginners, families and experienced anglers.
Incredible whitewater rafting adventures ranging from 1/2 to 3 day for all experience levels available through our trusted rafting partners for visitors 9 years old and older.
April - September
Private and fully customizable snowshoe and winter adventures available in Yosemite National Park. Great for adventures 9 years old and older.
December - March
From fly fishing to backpacking to mountain biking, you can now reserve your adventure gear in advance through our trusted partners.
With our new partnership with Echo Adventure Cooperative, you can now book year round Yosemite guided tours, adventures, bike rentals.
Sierra Nevada - Yosemite Tour
Our Sierra Nevada flight commences at Pine Mountain Lake Airport and fly’s over Tuolumne Canyon, Cherry Lake into the Emigrant wilderness, the tour has unforgettable views into the expansive Yosemite National Park.
Rise above the crowded valley floor and take to the sky.
With our new partnership with Yosemite Flights, you can now book one-hour flight tours year round. This tour is the perfect way to explore this remote country and get amazing photos of Yosemite from the air.