Tuolumne Meadows houses a significant summer community, including a lodge, campground, log cabins, gas station, ranger station, visitor center, shops, and a restaurant, many of which lock the doors a month or so before the road actually closes in the fall. Trails leading to Lembert Dome, to Dog, Elizabeth and Cathedral Lakes, and to Tuolumne Falls reach out from the small cluster of buildings. Several of the domes in the area support short to medium climbing routes, making this a popular pre-climb camping spot. The park runs a summer shuttle between the Meadows, Olmstead Point and Tioga Pass, stopping along the way at trailheads and other points of interest, May to mid-September, to accommodate Tuolumne Meadows hikers and climbers.
Drenched in spring and summer wildflowers, Tuolumne stretches up its massive meadows to the glacial peaks of the High Sierra, creating beautiful vistas across the grassland studded with domes. Whatever the mode of transport, the view makes a stunning impression on every visitor, every day, year after year. It is definitely a drive worth taking, and a most memorable outing while visiting Yosemite National Park.…READ MORE