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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Activities: Driving, Hiking
Description: Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley...
Dramatic drive starting at elevation 6,100 feet outside of Yosemite Valley and finishing 47 miles later atop Tioga Pass.
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Tioga pass is such an incredible journey to drive/hike/slackline/climb through. Tuolumne Meadows is my absolute favorite portion of YNP. There are some really challenging hikes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Tioga pass is such an incredible journey to drive/hike/slackline/climb through. Tuolumne Meadows is my absolute favorite portion of YNP. There are some really challenging hikes and some really simple hikes that can still take your breath away. May Lake (Easy) is insanely gorgeous.. Elizabeth Lakes (Moderate) never gets old for me.. North Dome (Moderate) is spectacular! Glen Aulin (Moderate) is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Head on up to touolome meadows and enjoy a calmer but still majestic area. you will love the meadows.....

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Bridgeport, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I don't think most people see Yosemite from this vantage point, but boy am I glad it was my first glimpse of Yosemite! We went up Sonora Pass/108 (Awesome! Some places had a 26% road grade), to 395 (took a pit stop at Bodie State Historic Park), passed Mono Lake, and onto Tioga Pass! If you do this, you are... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As we were driving around Yosemite, we took the Tioga Pass. The drive is spectacular and very scenic. Tioga Peak is breath taking especially having snow on it did not expect that in California.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I truly loved the Tioga Pass. The nature changes a lot, from very green to almost silver mountains. Don't forget to stop at Tenaya lake to have lunch there, very idyllic! Also weird that the temperature dropped with 20 degrees celsius within an hour. Very pretty and not to miss!

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful scenery! If you like driving down very steep Mountain roads I am not a fan however so it was not enjoyable for me. We used this exit from Yosemite heading NE out of the park from our stay in Yosemite Valley. The drive took us over 4 hours due to a landslide in July. View was amazing while we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is definitely one of more stunning drives in the country reaching pretty high elevations and passing through some alpine streams/ lakes etc. I feel this is a must-do when visiting the park but a lot of visitors stick to the valley and end up missing this experience. We stopped at a few turnout points/ picnic places along the way... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We drove over Tioga pass en-route to Mariposa and Yosemite. The view is breathtaking! You drive past some lovely lakes and the scenery is fantastic. I'll be doing this drive again!

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St. Stephen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The drive through the park to get here was amazing and then seeing the sign you're leaving the park is a sad moment but at 9,900 feet and amazing views on the way down - it was well worth the drive through. One of the most spectacular places we have ever travelled to! Drive through the park! You will not... More 

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

When planning and researching our trip to the US the views and scenery seen on this drive was what we both had been imagining, we were not disappointed. This place is awe inspiring with the road winding through forest and plains with mountains as the back drop. The weather was warm and sunny when we drove through and the blue... More 

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