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Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
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. Our Yosemite National Park trip builder makes visiting Tuolumne Meadows and other Yosemite National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Vastly different than the Valley but a nice change after the majesty of El Cap and the Dome etc. The Gaylor Lake hike was hard for us (seniors and at 11k feet) and the lake was beautiful but not out o...  read more »
  • The walk in the meadow is great! I'm talking a walk and not walk because it's really the dish on all along, and nothing physical. What nice ride, you will cross a bridge over a river, you will pass by the beautiful meadow where for sure you will see marmots and other squirrels. There are also deposits of sparkling water. At the end of the trail is Parsons Memorial Lodge. The Interior of the lodge you will find some info on the corner, and a gentleman of very kind, passionate, which we loved doing the meeting. Discuss with him animals, bears, Park, was so interesting despite our low level of English. A very good time this trail!
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  • Great stop off of 120 route. Really quiet and wonderful. Great views. We enjoyed this a lot. Sun and cold. 
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