Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park

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Replete with creeks, towering trees, and rolling stretches of grassland, Tuolumne Meadows offers an array of options for hiking, climbing, and exploring the great outdoors of Yosemite National Park. Leave your car at one of the many small parking lots spaced out along the main road and explore the area, which features sprawling meadows surrounded by densely forested areas and backdrop of granite hills and mountains. Hit the trail and wander the meadows' open expanses or swing by the visitor center for a map and more information about popular routes. Many visitors head for one of the many granite domes in the meadows and climb them for a panoramic view of the alpine scenery. Put Tuolumne Meadows into our Yosemite National Park road trip website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yosemite National Park.
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  • I fell in love with Tuolomne Meadows. This area is located outside of the Yosemite Valley. It is about an hours drive away from the valley, it varies though, depending on trafiic. Also keep in mind th...  more »
  • Very cool. Beautiful area with about six giant Sequoia trees. As the Mariposa Grove was closed, we were here to see these impressive trees. After a thirty-minute walk down the Hill, we arrived at the scene. They really are amazing trees.
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  • This is one of the attractions of a path Tioga is between June and October, it is possible to visit, and only the beautiful nature there are mountains and rivers combined and can be thought of as paradise had to choose one thing too many drawbacks, gather, just like mosquito insect repellent
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Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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