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A California pit stop with an amazing view

Explore the outdoors: NorCal pit stops with stunning views


The lyric of Mac Davis’s old song says, “You have to stop and smell the roses.” There may be no scented roses, but there is a view worth a stop at the Sonora Highway, which is nearly 5,000 feet high. The location is Doner Vista, near the Dardanel community and overlooking the Donel Reservoir along Highway 108. There is also a quarter-mile paved trail with views of the Middlefolk Stanislaus River Canyon. See and learn about the historical importance of water and power generation, the spots that permeated the gold rush era, and watch the video on the player above.

The lyrics of an old Mac Davis song say, “You have to stop and smell the roses.”

There may not be any roses that smell, but there is a view worth a stop at the Sonora Highway, which is nearly 5,000 feet high in Sierra.

The place is Donel Vista Looking down Donnel Reservoir Along Highway 108 near the Dardanel community.

There is also a quarter mile paved trail overlooking the Middle Fork Stanislaus River Canyon.

Watch the player video above to get a glimpse of that perspective and learn about the historical importance of water and power generation, the spots that permeated the gold rush era.

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