Tuolumne Meadows Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (5)
- Tuolumne MeadowsOct 17, 2013
On the Tioga Road through Yosemite's high country, which can feel like driving on the rooftop of the world, Tuloumne Meadows is the hub of all the action in summertime. Boardwalk paths lead through gorgeous alpine meadows where wildflowers burst into bloom, usually from late June through early August. Check if there are any music or spoken-word events happening at the Parsons Lodge near Soda Springs, in the middle of the meadow.
- Tuolumne MeadowsFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
It depends on how far you want to drive and what you are looking to do. I camp in Yosemite every year at least for a week or several times a summer and my favorite place in California is Tuolumne Meadows, which is in the High Sierras, just north of Mammoth.
If you've never been to Yosemite before, going to the Valley is a must, with a large "wow" factor (where Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls are located, but it feels a bit like Disneyland, with lots of tourists running around on paved paths or semi-paved paths in flip flops/Vans/Converse. If you head north out of the valley, you can see Tunnel View, one of Ansel Adam's famous photographs, which shows, Half Dome, El Capitan and Bridal Veil Falls (if it's still running, but it might be dry this late in the season.)
I love Tuolumne Meadows, bc it's a bit off the beaten path and more wild. The people that go there are rock climbers and more experienced hikers/backpackers. Cell service is difficult to get, vs the Valley.
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