Get out of town for awhile and escape to the great outdoors near Modesto where you can explore the stunning playground of Central California. Located smack dab in the middle between San Jose and Yosemite National Park, the region surrounding Modesto offers much to be enjoyed, admired, and explored. With this list of secluded weekend trips near Modesto, you can enjoy any number of outdoor sports and activities—from hiking, cycling, and climbing to canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, yoga, and more. Experience Mother Nature at her very best in this lush landscape. Whether you are looking for a rustic cabin in the woods or an elevated lodging with mountain views, you are sure to find something on this list to suit your needs.