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Tioga Pass

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Traveler Description: Tioga Pass is the only Yosemite entrance on the eastern side of the Park.  Tioga Road / Highway 120 is a beautiful drive, but it helps to be... more »
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Rescue, Ca.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We drove this stretch for the first time in an easterly direction and we weren't disappointed. Amazing views and plenty of areas to stop and enjoy. We had to stop for a half hour for tree trimming but otherwise the traffic flowed and wasn't too heavy as we did the trip on a Wednesday. Lovers of geology will embrace this... More

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Yuba City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Traffic can be an issue. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. We were lucky we went in the off season.

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Wisbech, Uk
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The views, the inclines, the scenery and the crystal blue skies. It is only the driver who misses out on this wonderful pass across the Sierras.

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Murrieta, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Spectacular, interesting with contrasts of mountains, meadows and lakes. The entrance from the east side of the Sierras out of Lee Vining is spectacular, but remember it's not open after the snow falls. We learned this the hard way!

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South Lake Tahoe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A great deal of variation in the geology as you drive from highway 395 into the park. Several good pullouts for scenic views.

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Barrie, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Being the driver is not nearly as much fun than for passengers as it is very windy with lots of twists and turns. This is a must do for any big driving fans of either cars or motorcycles. There are tons of places to stop, amazing lookouts and bathrooms along the way. If you are coming from the East, this... More

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St Ives, Cambs, Uk
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The scenery is stunning but even though we were warned about the altitude (7000 ft) at the eastern end, we still 'felt it.

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Brandon, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I was in a dilemma to go there since it was late to return back to San Francisco. But when I went there I felt that it is worth a drive to there. There are plenty of scenic spots which you can never bypass. Please check the gas before going to Tioga as well as Yosemite National Park. There were... More

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews 235 reviews
107 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There aren't many routes across the Sierra Nevada range in central California, and most drivers taking the Tioga Pass are also interested in seeing Yosemite rather than getting from point A to B. Nonetheless, I encourage you to resist the temptation to drive straight through the pass on your way to the Valley, or the Meadows. Take some time to... More

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Stockholm, Sverige
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Second time around that I drive Tioga Pass Road. It is breathtaking. Buy some food to take whit you before entering the park and have a lunch at one of the parkings along the road.

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