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216 mi 348 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 4 Trails Intermediate Trails 21 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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Gems in Tuolumne Meadows - 3

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gem Favorite Cathedral Lake w/ Cathedral Peak.

Lower Cathedral Lake

(12) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite Cathedral Peak and part of the Cathedral Range from Lembert Dome.

Lembert Dome

(12) Yosemit…, CA
gem Favorite More views along the Tuolumne River.

Tuolumne River

(8) Yosemit…, CA

Recommended Routes in Tuolumne Meadows - 5

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Favorite Such an incredible spot in Yosemite. Clouds Rest is appropriately named with 360 views of the park including Half Dome.
Difficult

Clouds Rest Viewpoint Trail

12.4 mi 20.0 km 2,129' Up 649.04 m Up 2,130' Down 649.17 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite The Tuolumne River at its finest in Yosemite National Park, CA.
Very Difficult

Yosemite Backcountry Loop

60.6 mi 97.5 km 10,264' Up 3128.38 m Up 10,264' Down 3128.48 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite Cathedral Peak and part of the Cathedral Range from Lembert Dome.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lembert Dome

2.3 mi 3.6 km 624' Up 190.32 m Up 622' Down 189.68 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite These formations in Lyell Canyon make for great swimming holes along the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park.
Intermediate/Difficult

High Sierra Camp: May Lake- Glen Aulin- Tuolumne Meadows

19.8 mi 31.9 km 2,547' Up 776.45 m Up 2,003' Down 610.49 m Down

Yosemit…, CA
Favorite These formations in Lyell Canyon make for great swimming holes along the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tuolumne Meadows to Elizabeth Lake: Out-N-Back

8.1 mi 13.0 km 1,023' Up 311.76 m Up 1,023' Down 311.79 m Down

Yosemit…, CA

Trails in Tuolumne Meadows - 23

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9.2 mi 14.9 km #1Clouds Rest Trail
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 23 
16.5 mi 26.5 km #2Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
35.0 mi 56.3 km #3JMT: Segment 2 - Tuolomne Meadows to Devils Postpile
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Lower Cathedral Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA 10 
74.8 mi 120.3 km #5PCT: Tuolumne Meadow to Sonora Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
6.6 mi 10.6 km #6Young Lakes Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Mt. Hoffman Trail
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
12.0 mi 19.3 km #8Tuolumne Peak Trail
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #9Waterwheel Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.7 km #10Lembert Dome Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
8.0 mi 12.8 km #11Glen Aulin - May Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.7 mi 2.8 km #12Young Lakes
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
5.7 mi 9.2 km #13Vogelsang Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #14May Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km #15Dog Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #16Elizabeth Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #17Lower Gaylor Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
13.4 mi 21.6 km #18Tenaya Lake Trail
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.8 mi 4.6 km #19Murphy Creek Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
7.0 mi 11.3 km #20Snow Creek Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #21Murphy Creek Connector
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #22Tuolumne Stables Access
Easy
Yosemite Valley, CA
Easy
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #23Dana Fork Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA

Photos of Tuolumne Meadows - 114

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September sunset over Lake Tenaya in Yosemite National Park.
Apr 12, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
July 2018 JMT thru hike. Cathedral Peak
Nov 26, 2019 near Yosemit…, CA
Lower Cathedral Lake w/ Cathedral Peak.
Feb 4, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Evening brings a sublime sunset at Upper Cathedral Lake on the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park.
Jan 25, 2017 near Yosemit…, CA
These formations in Lyell Canyon make for great swimming holes along the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park.
Jan 25, 2017 near Yosemit…, CA
The Tuolumne River at its finest in Yosemite National Park, CA.
Nov 9, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Passing May Lake on the trail up to Mt. Hoffman.
Feb 4, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Cathedral Peak and part of the Cathedral Range from Lembert Dome.
Jan 23, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA