Highway 120 offers the shortest route into Yosemite National Park from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. While staying in the Pinecrest, Strawberry, Twain Harte Area, the route is approximately 45 minutes from the 120 exit, see above. Marvel at the spectacular vistas as you descend into Yosemite Valley along the Valley’s North Wall. Relax at uncrowded natural attractions along the way, including Rainbow Pools and Tuolumne River South Fork picnic areas. Rim of the World Vista of Tuolumne River Canyon, and the U.S. Forest Service Center at Big Oak Flat. Everyone should experience this great wonder of the World. Hetch Hetchy Reservoir San Francisco’s gravity-flow water supply, Tuolumne Grove of Sequoias at the park entrance, or Tioga Pass over the High Sierra and Tuolumne Meadows to Mono Lake. Take a side trip to Columbia State Park in the Heart of the Gold Country, or Big Trees State Park, California Caverns. Enjoy Appetizing meals at fine Local Restaurants through out the Pinecrest Area along highway 108. Ski at Dodge Ridge Resort, down hill, cross country, snow boarding. Ice Skating in Long Barn. Leland Snow Play in Strawberry, Visit Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne for great meals and family fun. Local Lakes, Pinecrest, Beardsley, Lyon’s, Don Pedro, Tulloch, New Melones. Visit the Pinecrest Area, California.