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Address: East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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+1 209-372-0263
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A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.

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Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

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Magnificent views and wildlife abound

I had the good fortune to be here in the early morning when the young bucks were sparring in the meadows. It is a beautiful pristine natural place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brent M
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Holland, Michigan
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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the good fortune to be here in the early morning when the young bucks were sparring in the meadows. It is a beautiful pristine natural place.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tioga Road may be off Broadway, but it's remoteness, not quality, that's the cause. Most visitors (like us) enter Yosemite through one of the three western gates, and far more people spend their time cavorting in Yosemite Valley than make the winding drive up to see the brightest lights of the Tioga region, which are at the eastern end of... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I never realized how massive Yosemite was until visiting. Tuolumne Meadows is on the eastern side of the park and quite far from Yosemite Valley. The scenery is very different but just as enjoyable. A great place to relax with a picnic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I guess it wasn't the flower season. The meadows is a beautiful patch of grass. If you are lucky enough, you will see a group of deers grazing in a distance away!! Turning around you can see some a backdrop of mountains which are of postcard standards. There's a trekking route along the meadows which I don't know where it... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

As we know moorlands from Switzerland, it was not that special to us, but still a very picturesque landscape. Really enjoyed the views out of the car while cruising the Tioga Road heading to Mono Lake.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Woodlands, stone, babbling brook and forest. Beautiful and high in altitude, this was a fairly easy hike through the meadow. The next few miles up to Lambert Dome were exhausting and finally exhilarating as you reached the unending views. Worth the climb!

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We hike Tuolumne Meadows in the back and went to Soda Springs and to The Cabins up there what an amazing view and what an amazing place at the elevations of Yosemite National Park the view from Soda Springs on the way back to the visitor center gave us a clear view of Cathedral Peak next time I wish to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

From Olmsted point to the actual meadow and glacial lake, an amazing add on to any Yosemite visit. Saw soda spring in meadow. Easily accessible from our hotel in El Portal.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Stop to check out the Visitors Centre and get a map there are some good hikes here. Restrooms and tourists.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Driving the 120 was spectacular! Lots of opportunities to pull over for pictures. Really enjoyed this area after leaving the hustle and bustle of Yosemite Valley.

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