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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

(10) Yosemit…, CA

Recommended Routes in Tuolumne Meadows - 7

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

Sunrise to Happy Isles via Clouds Rest and Half Dome

20.0 mi 32.2 km 4,111' Up 1253.07 m Up 8,216' Down 2504.21 m Down

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

Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne to White Wolf

29.8 mi 47.9 km 4,681' Up 1426.72 m Up 5,407' Down 1647.92 m Down

Yosemit…, CA

Tuolumne Meadows Hiking

  • 373 Miles 601 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 13 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 23 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 9 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Tuolumne Meadows - 38

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13.4 mi 21.6 km #1Tenaya Lake Trail
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #2Elizabeth Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #3May Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km #4Waterwheel Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
9.2 mi 14.9 km #5Clouds Rest Trail
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA 24 
16.5 mi 26.5 km #6Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
5.7 mi 9.2 km #7Vogelsang Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #8Mt. Hoffman Trail
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
Difficult
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Dana Fork Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #10Lower Cathedral Lake Trail
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA
Intermediate
Yosemite Valley, CA 11 

Photos of Tuolumne Meadows - 131

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The Tuolumne River at its finest in Yosemite National Park, CA.
Nov 9, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Cathedral Peak and part of the Cathedral Range from Lembert Dome.
Jan 23, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Passing May Lake on the trail up to Mt. Hoffman.
Feb 4, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Lower Cathedral Lake w/ Cathedral Peak.
Feb 4, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
September sunset over Lake Tenaya in Yosemite National Park.
Apr 12, 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
July 2018 JMT thru hike. Cathedral Peak
Nov 26, 2019 near Yosemit…, CA