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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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Breath-in, Breath-out ... speechless .. .. ..

Pictures and words alone are for naught. The awesome meadows and flowers and grasses and aromas and flowing rivers are touching. The surrounding domes, ridges, peaks, clouds and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Pictures and words alone are for naught. The awesome meadows and flowers and grasses and aromas and flowing rivers are touching. The surrounding domes, ridges, peaks, clouds and storms are constantly changing perspectives and beauties.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We only had a couple hours to visit this spot on our trip to Yosemite. One of the rangers suggested the twin bridges... he was spot on! This trail is very popular and a bit crowded but the scenery is awesome! (See pics) We had a chance to observe trouts in the clean waters of the creek and even a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been to Tuolumne Meadows in over 38 years. I forgot how beautiful a spot it is. Much different than the Valley. Much more laid back and rustic. Fantastic hike up to Lembert Dome. Easy hike for a guy over 60. Recommend you take the hike with one of the park rangers. You will learn a lot about the... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We tent camped at the campground 3 nights. We both had reservations and did an extra night on first come first served basis on Saturday July 18, 2015. If you are in a site and want more nights they do no make you move to a new one. The reservation office opens at 7:30 a.m. but people made a line... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This hike was absolutely wonderful, it had great views and a variety of them. We went mid May and the trail had just been opened for the summer. It was very difficult to find the trail head, we ended up walking up and down the road a bit, and there was no clear sign. But it's directly across the 2... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was told several times to get out of the valley and visit Tuolomne Meadows but could not find the time. This time we did and it was so worth it! Living in Southern California has made me appreciate any water. There are creeks, lakes and natural mineral springs all around. A perfect location for a picnic and a swim.

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Tuolumne River meandering through Lyell Canyon, surrounded by grass with an outer boundary of pine trees is one of the more beautiful places I've ever been. From the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, follow the Pacific Crest Trail/John Muir Trail east. About 3/4ths of a mile in you cross a pair of bridges over the river and there the beautiful meadow... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is one of our favorite places. We go every year with our 2 kids. It is about 8,000 feet elevation and the tall mountains don't look so tall around us. Beautiful meadows criss-crossed with streams, very green and pretty. Our favorite trail is from Tuolumne Lodge to the twin bridges (where we stop and play or plunge into the... More 

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Mid-summer at Tuolumne Meadows is a great jump off for hiking. This year, for the first time, there was actually a crowd (at least 60 to 70) of PCT thru hikers and JMT'ers hanging out for resupply and beer. Many more people than in the past. Stinky hikers, beautiful hike, and an ice cold beer afterwards in the parking lot.... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Do not pass by the opportunity take a walk through this breathtaking mountain meadow. A stunning green oasis set within wonderful mountain vistas. Wildlife abounds and a beautiful clear mountain stream that winds through the middle of one of the most beautiful natural settings on God's earth. Climb a granite dome, stick your foot in a cool mountain stream. This... More 

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Address: East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 372 0263
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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