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

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

2 employees highly recommended this. It's over an hour's drive and it was just o.k. The drive there is really pretty though so you can stop along the way too.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

From over 7,000 feet to descend to the giant sequoas down a mile plus track it was a challenge especially the climb back up but what one saw at the bottom was well worth while.

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We did a 2 day backpacking in this area. The view was beautiful. The hike was not very strenuous but not so easy either. There are multiple camp grounds inside. We thought this place dont have enough sanitary places and all. We were all prepared. But to our surprise they has those things in the wilderness too. The white wheels... More

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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Like most of the areas along Tioga Road, this is an area that is not nearly as crowded as the valley. There are tons of areas to hike, incredible views of the mountains, and plenty of wildlife wandering around. It's worth the drive if you're looking for a place to hike or just have a picnic.

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Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Marvelous place, full of clear water, wild life and awesome landscapes. Take your lunch and do a picnic near the river.

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Irving, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stopped and enjoyed the sunset...took lots of pictures. The weather was great and parking was not an issue. No bugs! Hooray! Fantastic trail to walk.

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