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Tuolumne Meadows

East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209-372-0263
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Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe
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Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson
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A good place for hiking to get away from the crowds.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“soda springs” (48 reviews)
“lembert dome” (28 reviews)
“tioga pass” (35 reviews)
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East Highway 120, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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+1 209-372-0263
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"soda springs"
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"tioga pass"
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"dog lake"
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"high country"
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"tioga road"
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"feet elevation"
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"long drive"
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"olmsted point"
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"wild flowers"
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"beautiful area"
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"mono lake"
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"visitor center"
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"worth the trip"
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"easy hike"
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"parking lot"
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 that it's not open year round like Yosemite Valley...More

1  Thank Liz C
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I loved my visit to Tuolumne Meadows. The hiking was amazing and the views of Half Dome from "the other side" were incredible. The lakes, the forested trails, the calmness. This is the real Yosemite!

1  Thank Junebughiker
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

On the drive over te top. Almost everyone stops, such is the splendour of te view. There are a few signed walks, but be careful (gradients weather bears etc)

Thank lowryepp
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a beautiful way to get to Yosemite valley the beauty of this back country is well worth this drive.

Thank Ronald C
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Very different scenery to other areas in the park. Easy to walk around and would be great for younger children

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Tuolumne Meadows is pretty far east from Yosemite Valley on the Tioga Pass road - California 120 – it will take you about an hour and 20 minutes to drive to it without other stops. It is, however, a really beautiful area and rather unexpected,...More

Thank gypsyuno
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

On Thurs., 9/14/17, after leaving El Portal at 0745 and stopping for photos at Olmstead Point and Tenaya Lake, we arrived at Tuolumne Meadows at about 0950. It’s a great place for photos and leisurely walks. You can pick up maps of the area at...More

2  Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I had never heard of this place until I drove Highway 120 in Yosemite National Park. This is so pretty & you would not think that you would find something like this in the park. If you have time, walk a little along the river...More

2  Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This is an area of Yosemite you must spend your time in. If you can go early, especially in the summer as it gets busy quickly.

Thank keeping18
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went hiking around from Soda Springs but we didn't get as far as Glen Aulin. ((Our goal was Glen Aulin) We did not feel that the trail was well marked & we circled around some. By the time we got back to the car, my...More

1  Thank travelwhere
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Trina H
30 May 2017|
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Response from Gina M | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember it being all that winding, but remember, you will on the Tioga Pass Road. That goes into the mountains. The speed limit is quite slow, so that might help a bit. As for the cabins, I cannot help you on... More
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jackiekaufmann
13 April 2017|
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Tuolumne Meadows is covered in snow in April. No wildflowers. The Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center will probably open in July this year. Figuring out what to do in a destination can be discussed on the travel forum for... More
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sarah p
5 July 2016|
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Hi I recommend that you ask on the TripAdvisor forum for Yosemite.
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