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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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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great base for hikes. Campground is always full. Users have ground all the vegetation to dust and the roads are dirt, so every time a vehicle goes by dust blows into camp site. We left promptly after our hikes.

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maryland, us
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Terrific place to spend the day--especially if it is in the 90s down in Yosemite Valley. Nice walks in the Lyell Canyon. Wonderful to swim in the lake. And many short and long walks to beautiful views.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fantastic views and relatively less crowded so well worth the trip and a stunning drive, which should take 1.5 hours from Yosemite Valley but took me three hours because I kept stopping on every corner for the stunning scenery! Unless you have suitable/agile footwear (I was wearing chunky walking boots) do not attempt to climb the polished side of the... More

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New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a part of the park people with a limited amount of time often skip, which is fine because it keeps down the crowd. The Meadow is especially beautiful late in the afternoon and around sunset. Please remember to stay on the paths especially where there are signs and take the walk up to the river, a great place... More

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews 235 reviews
107 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This area is what I wished the overcrowded, overloved valley could have been like. We stopped first at the visitor center to get oriented. The VC is a bit too small for the crowds that drop by, but they manage parking there quite well and there are also excellent rest room facilities there. We also picked up the junior ranger... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Amazing scenery. A great place to stretch your legs and have a picnic. We didn't buy food there but came prepared with our own. Rest rooms are available there.

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Chicago
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

At the height of tourist season (mid-August), we had a lovely hike following the river out of Tuolemne Meadows. We hiked along the riverbank until we got to another meadow, didn't quite intersect with the Pacific Crest Trail, and then hiked back out. In the whole 2-3 hours, we saw maybe 8 people, several if them fly-fishermen. Just before getting... More

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NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Took Tuolumne meadows hiker bus tour. This is a tour bus run by a park concession. Left the valley about 8:30 and arrived at the visitors center about 10am. Our bus driver was the very knowledgable Loretta. She was wonderful. Talked all about the history of the park covering bears and wildfires. Made sure the hikers that were getting off... More

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Big Pine, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The meadows is a great place to visit and hike. There are several flat, easy hikes a family can do. Visit Parsons Lodge. It is an easy walk and most informative

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place look green a lush with plenty of water in the streams. It was a bit overcrowded with not much parking area.

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