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Address: East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 372 0263
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.
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Epic Landscape

You won't see this kind of beauty without backpacking into the high country. It is truly amazing that this kind of natural wonder is easily accessible to those willing to drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You won't see this kind of beauty without backpacking into the high country. It is truly amazing that this kind of natural wonder is easily accessible to those willing to drive into the park. Normally, these beautiful meadow and alpine lake views are reserved only for those bold enough to hike for miles into remote wilderness areas. I've been here... More 

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Richmond Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We came here imagining that we would see lots of green and being able walk on a lush meadow. Well, the place was not that bad but we just wish there was more rain before! I did not walk on the meadows either because it has signs all over the place to warn people from walking on them, so that... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The was the only disappointing experience we had at the park. The park is significantly affected by the terrible drought California is currently enduring. These meadows must be lovely when there is abundant water, but we were not impressed by them. It was a long drive from our hotel - these are mountain roads and speeds average 35 to 45... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went to see the sunrise and had breakfast while deer passed by. It was beautiful. It was 37 degrees when we got there and I had on every layer I brought! When we left at 9 I was wearing a tank top! It was a drastic change in temperature. The water in soda springs was low but the deer... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

the walk was nice but the soda springs were not worth going to see. On the way back we did see a red tailed hawk land on some prey and sat in a clump of long grass whist consuming the poor critter.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This area is simply stunning. You could walk for miles/hours and be in awe at every turn. There are easy hikes, difficult hikes. Places you can swim in the river!! There are plenty of deer to observe from close range. It is great for all ages as we had our 2 year old and 8 year old with us and... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tioga Road and Toulumne Meadows are not as popular as Yosemite Valley not because of its quality but mainly because of its remoteness. More people spend their time cavorting in Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, or Wawona/Mariposa (like us) than make the winding drive up to see the brightest lights of the Tioga region, which are at the eastern end of... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

the drive is not that much further when you consider the distance to get to the park so make the extra effort and hit the meadows, find a hike that is short enough and gives a destination you are interested in and do it. My favorite is an alpine lake to take a dip.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The meadows with its herd of buck deer, the streams bordered by granite, the views from the domes all are terrific in terms of scenery. The events featuring rangers whether evening talks, birding or trail treks were all extremely well done. The shuttle service is great in that a visitor parks their car and then commutes to facilities or trail... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

In summer you can take free bus shuttle at Yosemite Lodge to Tuolumne Meadows (and White Wolf, Tenaya Lake). The view of Sierra Nevada is amazing too.

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