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A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.
East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0263
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Even in the fall this is a wonderful spot, and much quieter than the valley. We stopped on our second day in the Park to have lunch at the Parsons Lodge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bapenj
Reviewed October 23, 2018

The meadows here is beautiful beyond description. You have to be here personally to appreciate the calmness, the peace, the serenity and majesty of the place.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tay08
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a very popular stop for most people. The meadows stretch for miles and you can wander to your hearts content. Follow the river for a while and sit quietly away from the crowds and get great views of the surrounding mountains, it really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

The meadows provides lots of activities in order to enjoy the wonderful and world famous national park in CA.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed September 20, 2018

What a beautiful place, we know that the view is seasonally dressed, and each season has its own ascetics. We now know what the meadows look like in September. The golden grass flows for miles to the mottled gray hills in the distance. Large groves...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Not as spectacular as elsewhere but worth a stop and a hike if u have time or come thru tioga pass. Beautiful scenery especially in the spring!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Tuolumne Meadows is a beautiful place two hours drive from the main valley floor. It is unlike the main valley and is at a much higher altitude. The campground at Tuolumne is a large one with 150 plus sites not including the Lodge which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DaleRachmeler
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Most people think of El Cap, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls or the Ahwanee Lodge, all in Yosemite Valley. Tuolomne Meadows is the other Yosemite up high to the north. Here is the land of day hikes and backpacks. It also has some beautiful cabins to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Had to go to Yosemite despite the heavy fires that closed the valley. No smoke at all there (unlike over Lake Tahoe...), just clear blue skies. A much underrated part of the park definitely worth a detour.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank erictabet
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This was only 40 minutes from Mammoth Lakes. There are hikes and walks everywhere. It's difficult to keep your eye on the road with all the fantastic views.

Date of experience: September 2018
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February 16, 2019|
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Response from phil52_10 | Reviewed this property |
From Mammoth you can visit Mono Lake, then up over Tioga Pass, There are plenty of places to stop that offer great photo opportunities, a quick photogenic hike is Twin Bridges. Check that the road is open, as in 2010 it was... More
September 14, 2018|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi Tioga Road is likely to be open, but it might close for a day or two if there is an early season snow storm. Check conditions *before* you drive. 209 372 0200 The amenities in Tuolumne Meadows like the tent cabins... More
Janet B
June 26, 2018|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi This is the listing for Tuolumne Meadows. Do you mean Tenaya Lake on Tioga Road? Then, yes. You can swim in this chilly alpine lake. There are other lakes where you can swim, but none with such easy access. And there... More