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Tuolumne Meadows

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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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If coming from the west, there is a great view just as you enter the meadow. Watch for deer - we saw a pair in the distance running and they never slowed down just charged across... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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181 reviews 181 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

If coming from the west, there is a great view just as you enter the meadow. Watch for deer - we saw a pair in the distance running and they never slowed down just charged across the road.

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burlingame,Ca.
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Now all the LITTERERS will come. And the only-drive-by-ers. And the whiners,,, It is high, about 9000ft. So many great hikes,,, to Young Lakes and the waterfall-shower. To one of the high camps, down South on Lyell Fork and then West , easy day hike for the fit. And Waterwheel falls, in the early opening season of the road, closed... More 

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Tioga pass is finally open for summer season. Took us at least an hour and a half driving time from the El Portal entrance. Tuolume meadows were beautiful. The open space had little streams, trees with the mountains as backdrops. Hiking trails were available across from the meadows. There were chemical toilets on the road side.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After 2 amazing days in the valley, we were ready for something different - so we drove 2 hours from Mariposa up to Tuolumne Meadows. It's a lovely meadow with breathtaking views the whole way up. Unfortunately we had no idea how different the weather forecast would be up there, and snow on May 21 kept us from enjoying the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If the road's open, this is the place to go if you want to avoid the crowds. Olmstead Point, Lyle Canyon, the drive itself! It's worth going for the day if that's all you have.

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Huntington Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

do a 7-10 loop up here... it is just amazing in so many ways... still had snow here and there and was marshy in a couple spots but just a joy... phones dont work... thank goodness lol... so much beauty it makes your heart almost burst out of your chest!

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Yosemite National Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Tuolumne Meadows is by far my favorite spot to be in Yosemite. This is a magical place where you are invited into vast and wide open spaces, free to roam for miles without seeing many people. When your here, you will find a very small area where there is lodging and camping which means that you have so many opportunities... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The secret to enjoying Yosemite, especially in peak season, is getting away from the droves of tourists. Sure, the valley is breathtaking and everyone should see it, but it's places like the meadows that reveal the real charm of Yosemite. I camped here for four nights as part of a cross-park trek with a friend, and it's still one of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I'd been to the main part of Yosemite before but never to the Tuolumne Meadows area. The schedule mean't going on Highway 120 and Tioga Pass to Mammoth Springs. This was one of the highlights of the trip. The meadows are beautiful and even in August there was hardly anyone about. They are also the gateway to several great walks... More 

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I guess it's busy because it's beautiful. The meadows in Yosemite are fantastic and this is one of the best. It isn't that hard to find some space to yourself, but there are better placed to really get away from it all. Wildlife abundant, including coyotes by the roadside.

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