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. 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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  • August 12, 2017
    We spent an afternoon driving the Tioga Road and hiking the Meadows. The trail, while muddy in many places was quite easy and relaxing. We saw lots of wildlife on the trails. Great way to get some exe...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Tuolumne Meadows is gorgeous. If you're thinking about hiking down the canyon, here's some notes: - The hike down to Glen Aulin has more people than I thought. We probably passed about 20-30 people, n...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    It is one of the latest suggested stops along the spectacular Tioga Pass Road, the mountain road that crosses the Yosemite Park West towards Lee Vining ... In this plateau (a 2600 metres high!) agrees to stop is to stretch your legs a bit (the journey, although on paper it seems long non-64 miles around-it's actually very intense) both to admire the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains (still snowed in early July) and to take an interesting path that leads to watering holes sulfurous (soda Springs) and can see different animals in the wild (fawns , marmots, squirrels). Not to be missed. Luca
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