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Tuolumne Meadows

East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
209 372 0263
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.
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London, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This area is very picturesque, as is the rest of Yosemite! Around every corner of this magnificent park, the views change with varied terrain, every one of them as spectacular as the last. We saw a group of deer and other wildlife hanging out in the meadows.

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Santa Paula, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
12 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Drive here and take some time to walk around, relax and enjoy. I have spent many hours here, some at the beginning or end of backpacks, some roaming around and exploring the meadow and others just sitting on a rock somewhere in a meadow or along a stream. Every second has been precious. There is a campground, and there must... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Stopped to walk in Tuolumne Meadows and we weren't disappointed. As it was our first visit we asked for some advice and were pointed to a path where we could hike a short distance and enjoy some outstanding scenery. Although initially it seemed really busy it wasn't hard to get away from it all and enjoy the great outdoors in... More

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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200 reviews 200 reviews
76 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We drove through, or past, on the very 1st Day that Tioga Pass (Hwy 120) was opened in 2013 so we had run out of time to stop and revel in it, hike or whatever. Fast tracking (drive by) is the worst way - bear likelihood quite high, we heard at this time of year, so care commended - pepper... More

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Hobart, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I loved this area for camping. It has a great view of Lambert Dome and so close to the free shuttle and the post office/minimarket. Great base for this side of the park.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

You can spend time exploring the area without quite the crowds of the valley, but still lots of people. And it's a great jumping off place for many short hikes. After you've seen the valley, you HAVE to visit Tuolumne Meadows.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Definately worth pulling over and taking a hike. You'll find out how well your lungs work at altitude.

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Rockville, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I enter the meadow from east, where almost deserts. As a result, it is Xanadu for me! And it is a real Xanadu. The river is clean into deep, along with meadows and dome. Also animal heaven and be prepared with telescope and camera! The campground is good too, busy like a town.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were told we had to go here and it would be amazing. It was pretty disappointing especially when compared to the other Yosemite sites. Instead of going to extra miles to this I would have spent more time at Tenaya Lake and in the Valley.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Hiked this trail due to all the great reviews. We parked at Lambert Dome parking area and hiked toward Soda Springs and did the loop clockwise. The meadow is pretty but that is about it. Once you cross the road the trail goes into the woods for 2 or 3 miles. You hike in the woods above the campground. The... More

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