Cook's Meadow Loop
ElevationAscent: 31' 9 m
Descent: -30' -9 m
High: 3,992' 1,217 m
Low: 3,961' 1,207 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“Hike through the heart of it all!”— Brian Smith
Family Friendly A flat, easy trail with views of all the best parts of the park!
Do not venture out into the meadow, which causes trampling and damages the ecosystem, which is important to the many plants and animals that thrive in this fragile environment. Keep your food within arm's reach at all times and do not feed the wildlife. Carry out all waste.
The nearest parking is located in Yosemite Village at the day use parking area. Sentinel Bridge (shuttle stop #11) also has a small parking area, which is a midway point through this walk (and could work as a starting and ending point).
You can just as easily hike this loop in reverse; a self-guiding brochure is available in front of the visitor center describing the trail in a clockwise direction.
This trail is wheelchair accessible (when not covered in snow).
Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite