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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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Northern California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The best thing is the big round tables where every guest must sit. Conversation is imperative and you meet the most wonderful fellow visitors. The food is pretty good, not anything special but welcome and appreciated.

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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 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did a two hour mule ride from the stables at Tuolumne Meadows. This is a much gentler landscape than Yosemite Valley, but still very beautiful. If you are leaving the park via the West entrance then it is certainly worth a stop. The riding isn't exciting, but for lazy people like me it is a way to travel further... More

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Santa Rosa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fabulous camp grounds! If you can't get a reservation, get there early ((5:30a)) and stand in line. They usually hold back a FEW sites for same day. If you can get a site, go for the 'A' sites. All have great access to the river. All sites are nice, with bear boxes, fire rings and picnic tables.

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Austin TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved Tuolumne area in general. Great hike. Well marked and views were wonderful. I would definitely take this walk again.

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I typically visit Tuolumne Meadows as a day trip from Mammoth--- it's closer than you think, about an hours, and a nice drive. This is an alpine meadow, not a valley, so you don't feel that monumental sense of nature surrounding you like down in Yosemite Valley. Tuolumne is more subtle, but in my opinion, equally beautiful. It's no replacement... More

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San Diego, California
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254 reviews 254 reviews
136 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

You can take a relaxing hike through Tuoloumne Meadows and enjoy the scenic alpine habitat with stunning domes and peaks nearby. Make sure to stop by Soda Springs which is an interesting and not fully understood geologic phenomena. Just don't trample over the springs like we saw too many visitors doing, despite marked paths and signs. Wildlife abounds in the... More

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Houston, Texas
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219 reviews 219 reviews
117 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Okay while this meadow is sort of pretty if that is your thing I felt like they were just looking to name everything. It's a patch of grass that stretches for a bit but is not noteworthy. I didn't take any photos and I'm a fanatic. It's along the way through the park so you will likely see it and... More

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Manteca, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is the easiest hike/walk in the park. Perfect for seniors. We saw a lot of big deer with huge antlers.

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