A getaway to scenic Murphys, California is a chance for travelers to relax and unwind at their own pace. It’s also an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to seize the day and make the most of recreation of all types! The dynamic terrain here and easy access to breathtaking stops means there’s no shortage of options for adventure when you’re ready to get out and explore. The following are just a few of the many outdoor activities you’ll want to be sure to try out the next time you’re in the area.
Whether you’re one for hiking and biking or you’re looking to enjoy wildlife watching and nature photography too, the parks that make up the Murphys, California area are sure to inspire. Destinations like Big Trees State Park are only 20 minutes from Murphys and showcase the Sierra Nevada Mountains alongside towering Sequoias. Guided tours are available here upon request and there’s also an on-site museum as well as plenty of places to enjoy a fresh-air picnic. Other exciting parks to check out in the area include Murphys Community Park, New Melones Lake, and White Pines Lake as well. The Stanislaus National Forest is a fantastic place for those looking for an immersive experience in nature!
Travelers heading to Murphys that have a passion for time on the greens will find they can spend their time outdoors with ease working on their long and short game alike in this area. The nearby town of Arnold is just 16 minutes from Murphys and hosts great stops like Greenhorn Greek Golf Course as well asSequoia Woods Country Club. Whether you spend time at Forest Meadows Golf Course or Teleli Golf Club, which is just 35 minutes from Murphys, you’ll find amazing views waiting as well as the right amount of challenge when you’re hoping to take your game to the next level.
Explore Underground Wonders
Because Murhpys is only 1.5 hours from Yosemite National Park, those who are looking to spend time outdoors exploring underground wonders can enjoy that as well! Yosemite is home to Lilburn Cave which is the longest system in the park as well as within the state of California. Additionally, a stop at Yosemite gives guests a chance to check out Crystal Cave which is commercialized. If you’re looking to stay closer to Murphys, add a stop at Mercer Caverns to your itinerary instead. This is stop is situated a mere mile north of town and is open year-round. Tours can be booked when a guided experience is your style, and the 160-foot descent brings you up close to everything from stalagmites and stalactites to dazzling speleothems.
Check Out Angels Camp
10 minutes away from Murphys, visitors can step back in time when they visit Angels Camp. This historic small town is a place where guests can learn about the California Gold Rush while exploring outdoor exhibits, displays, and recreations of historic towns. From Main Street to the charming boutiques, it’s a glance at a bygone era that’s one-of-a-kind.
Try Exciting Winter Sports
No matter what time of year you visit Murphys, there are always fun-filled excursions awaiting! If you’re vacationing in the area during the winter, give these exciting sports a try:
More Relaxing Outdoor Fun
Do you like to spend time outside breathing in the fresh air without getting strenuous? We understand! After all, you are on vacation. Here are some more laidback activities that take place outdoors for you to enjoy:
- Events at Ironstone Vineyards
- Wine Tours with Courtwood Inn
- Explore the streets of Main Street in Downtown Murphys
- Go stargazing
- Watching Sunsets
No matter when you arrive in Murphys, booking a luxurious stay at Courtwood Inn elevates the experience even further. Reach out to learn more and to start planning!