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Tuolumne Meadows

East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
209 372 0263
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Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced...
93%
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.
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Swindon
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149 reviews 149 reviews
90 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Coming from England it is hard to imagine a park the size of Yosemite and the beauty just goes on & on and the Tuolumne Meadows is another little gem of somewhere to visit. Camping, hiking, a gentle stroll or just a drive through, this place has something for everyone. Blue skies, clean air, majestic views, nature doesn't get much... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were lucky and made it up there between road closures. The air is heavenly and we even had snow on the side of the road. Hike up in Tuolomene meadows, the Lyell canyon area, it is easy and beautiful and we were the only ones there!

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Tuolumne Meadows High Country Camp is filled with wonderful trails and the country up there is beautiful. We stayed up there in early Sept. in tents, and it got really, really cold at night. If you like being up in the wilderness and sleeping in tents which go for about $130 a night, then this place is for you.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The meadows are beautiful in every season. As important, they are the gateway to several wonderful walks, hikes, or backpacks. The camp area is so pretty on the banks of the river, but in summer, bring bug juice.

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Irvine, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When you go to Yosemite, be sure to drive out to Tuolumne Meadows. It's a beautiful time of year right now when the leaves are turning!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We drove through Tuolumne Meadows on our way out of Yosemite after a three day visit. I regret that we didn't have time to stop an explore this beautiful area. Will almost certainly have to visit again. The ranger centre is a good place to stop for information and souvenirs.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is an easy walk from Yosemite Falls shuttle stop or stop (11?) Right at Swinging Bridge (a long bridge that does not swing, but it beautiful) you can cut down onto the beach of the river. The view here is amazing. We sat here for a while with a duck who followed us around (we were not feeding it,... More 

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San Ramon, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As I notice the mostly 5 ratings, I sometimes wonder just who are the less than 1% of people who rate a place like this as average? Are they just really that hard to please, or do they live in the Swiss Alps somewhere? At any rate, this is one of my favorite places to stop and see when I... More 

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Stony Brook, Long Island, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

and get up here. Beautiful place to hike, many trails into the High Country. You get much more of the back country experience away from the crowds in the Valley

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Early in the morning, I drive through Tuolumne Meadows, not thinking much other than being a meadow. But, with the fog lifting part way through the tree line, it was one of those slam on the breaks must stop for picture moments. Looking across the landscape, I felt at peace. A few birds fluttering here and there, tree tops breaking... More 

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