Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park

4.5
#1 of 15 in Trails in Yosemite National Park
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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  • Simply breathtaking!! I would like to come back time and time again. Nice cool weather (on labor day weekend) when the valley was 100°f. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and there are streams cutting the meadows. We got our kids Park Passports to start recording their times at National Parks.
  • I usually don't write reviews, but I was surprised to see a 4.2 score of this place (at the time of this review), so I decided to contribute my very first review here. My personal experience was a solid 5+. I went there late fall with my wife, days before it's closed for the season, and the beauty of the scenery was beyond words. We took some 100 photos here within an hour. It's an easy place to visit too. Just off the road, you can freely explore this trail-less meadow in whatever way you want.
  • Breathtaking meadows! Worth to stay for whole afternoon.
  • This part of the park really sucks. Skip it in favor of Yosemite Valley so you can check out the visitor center.
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