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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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San Diego, California
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254 reviews 254 reviews
136 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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213 reviews 213 reviews
117 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Tuolumne Meadows has a lot of hype, and unfortunately, we did not have more time to enjoy it. It is supposed to be a place you can go to view wildlife of the park as part of the Tioga Rd. It was a huge valley and very beautiful as it is nestled in the mountains. Tons of deer were around,... More

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Hope, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We liked almost everything on the Tioga Pass Road. We stopped here for a bite to eat at The Grill and then hiked to Soda Springs. It was a lovely day; much cooler than the valley and much less crowded. After leaving here we stopped at Tenaya Lake and Olmsted Point before leaving the High Sierra.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was my third visit to Tuolumne Meadows Lodge (TML). If you're not familiar with it, TML is operated by DNC, a National Park Service (NPS) concessionaire. TML is in the Yosemite High Country, so it's only open a few months in the summer (after the snow melts, which can be in July some years). Lodging units are tent cabins... More

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Fremont, California
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702 helpful votes 702 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have gone to Toulumne Meadows area often - both day and night (mostly at night we are driving through to the Eastern Sierras). Our most memorable moment in Toulumne Meadows was one night there was bear on the road that was literally running down the road in front of us. It was so magical and he continued to run... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is where it all started when John Muir fell in love with the High Sierra. In the summer this is the place to be in Yosemite. Stay away from Yosemite Valley in the summer and spend your time here. Stay at Tuolumne Lodge for a complete experience.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Not very crowded and an easy almost flat hike. Walk as far as you like and turn around. Fun place to swim at the bridge - but the water is cold!

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Ft Washington, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It took us 1.5 hrs to get to Tuolomne Meadows from where we were staying in Yosemite West. After a 6 hr flight and a 4 plus hr drive to get to the Park, I wasn't sure I wanted to spend so much of our time at Yosemite on the road. But I am SOOOO glad we made it there... More

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