A scenic drive in Calaveras County is highly recommended for all California visitors as well as for locals looking for a weekend getaway! Calaveras roadtrips are available year-round and offer the visitor a terrific way to enjoy numerous outdoor activities, opportunities for photographing Northern California’s natural beauty and entertaining excursions for Gold Country dining and shopping.

Spring Fever in Calaveras
Mother Nature’s palette turns Calaveras County into a variety of spectacular colors as wildflowers begin to adorn the California hillsides. Daffodils and frogs are celebrated and the fresh air invites adventure seekers of all types.

Summertime “Yeahs”!
Witness spectacular beauty and cooler temperatures at high country lakes in the giant trees.  At lower elevations, cool off in huge lakes that welcome water sport enthusiasts.

Autumn Wine Country Harvest in California
Tour the wineries of Calaveras County, open year-round, and enjoy complimentary California winetasting. Take in the aroma of sweet grapes of California’s Gold Country Wineries as they prepare to be transformed into award-winning California wines.

Winter Wonderland in Calaveras
The fresh winter snowfall welcomes California skiers, snowmobilers, snowboarders and snowshoers to Calaveras County. Holiday festivities and family fun abounds in quaint Calaveras towns.

Year round Calaveras County activities for spontaneous California road trips include hiking, biking, camping, caving, golfing, wine tasting, shopping, antiquing, theatre-going, concerts, Calaveras Big Trees State Park and more! Your Calaveras roadtrip is closer than you think!

Driving distances to Calaveras County:
From Sacramento (approx 2 hours): Hwy. 16 to Hwy. 49 or Hwy. 99 to Hwy. 12 or Hwy. 4 From the Central Valley (approx 1 hour): Take 99 to Hwy. 4 or Hwy. 12 From the Bay Area (approx. 2