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Wawona Meadow

Address: Trail starts at the Wawona Hotel, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at the Wawona Hotel so we simply walked across the street to hike this lovely nature trail. We took trail twice, going through the woods and the meadow. Since I love taking pictures, we walked very slowly so we could find the wildflowers. And find we did - some 30 different varieties. Such a lovely spot. Only drawback... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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174 reviews 174 reviews
64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a 3.5 mile hike that is about as easy as they come. But just because it's easy, doesn't mean it's not worth the effort. Park at Wawona early in the morning and hit the trail that borders the large meadow. Watch for critters including bears, coyotes, birds of all sorts and squirrels to name a few. We were... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We drove, as seems most visitors do, to Wawona to see the Mariposa Grove which is certainly impressive. However, after a couple of sequoias, they all look a bit samey so we had lined up lunch at the Wawona Hotel (very good) and a hike of Wawona Meadow. We loved all the meadows in Yosemite but this hike is on... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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161 reviews 161 reviews
60 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This area is great to drive by, probably better in the spring than fall. Otherwise, not a whole lot to see here. But there are much more scenic and beautiful areas.

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South Bend, Indiana
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206 reviews 206 reviews
146 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you have a limited time in the park, skip this area. We stopped as we came into the park and wasted some time here. The hike is a flat walk around the meadow of a few miles. It is dog, bike, and horse friendly. So, if that's what you're looking for, stop on by. But there are much more... More 

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San Francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have some amazing pictures of deer we saw both on our way in the park and on our way back out. They seem to hang out around the golf course, so make sure your camera is ready and your eyes are peeled. We saw about 4 and I got a few pretty close up shots.

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San Diego
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Took hikes with rangers here when I was a child..got to hear about all the animals that call this meadow home.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

If you enjoy an easy 2 hour flat hike in the mountains, this is the trail for you. We live in Fresno and are able to drive to Yosemite's 41 entrance in about an hour. At the entry to the park you must pay a fee. We always purchase a yearly pass for the National Parks for $50.00. It takes... More 

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