Places and Attractions

Tuolumne Meadows

Tioga Pass Rd Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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About Tuolumne Meadows

The Tioga Road, which provides the only access by car to these hikes, usually opens around late May or early June, depending on conditions. Once the road opens, trails can remain wet and/or snowy for a few to several weeks. The Tioga Road usually closes sometime in November.

Day Hikes in Tuolumne Meadows:
Tuolumne Meadows: Soda Springs and Parsons Lodge (easy)
1.5 miles (2.4 km) round-trip; 1 hour
Begin at Lembert Dome parking area (shuttle stop #4)

Lyell Canyon via the John Muir Trail (easy)
8 miles (12.9 km) round-trip, 200-foot elevation gain; four hours
Begin across the road from the Dog Lake parking area (shuttle stop #2)

Elizabeth Lake (moderate)
4.8 miles (7.7 km) round-trip, 1,000-foot elevation gain; 4 to 5 hours
Begin at Tuolumne Meadows Campground near group camp

Gaylor Lakes (moderate)
2 miles (3.2 km) round-trip, 500-foot elevation gain; 2 hours.
Begin at Tioga Pass Entrance Station. (Free shuttle service is available twice per day.)

Cathedral Lakes (moderate)
7 miles (11.3 km round-trip), 1,000-foot elevation gain; 4 to 6 hours.
Begin at Cathedral Lakes trailhead, 1/2 mile west of the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center, Shuttle Stop #7

Mono Pass (moderate)
8 miles (12.9 km) round-trip, 1,000-foot elevation gain; 4 to 6 hours.
Begin at Mono Pass trailhead, on the Tioga Road six miles east of Tuolumne Meadows (free shuttle service is available twice per day).

Glen Aulin (moderate)
11 miles (17.7 km) round-trip, 800-foot elevation gain; 6-8 hours

Dog Lake and Lembert Dome (moderate)
Dog Lake: 2.8 miles (4.5 km) round-trip, 600-foot elevation gain; 3 hours.
Lembert Dome: 2.8 miles (4.5 km) round-trip, 850-foot elevation gain; 3 hours.
Dog Lake and Lembert Dome: 4 miles (6.4 km) round-trip; 4 hours
Begin at the Dog Lake parking area (shuttle stop #2, just west of Tuolumne Meadows Lodge).

Vogelsang High Sierra Camp (strenuous)
13.8 miles (22.2 km) round-trip, 1,400-foot elevation gain; 8 hours.
Begin across the road from the Dog Lake parking area (Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Stop #2)


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