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Mono Meadow

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This gorgeous meadow is another peaceful backdrop to an enjoyable hike through the woods of Yosemite. Shaped like a ghost, it is covered with interesting pockmarks, wildflowers, and a peaceful little stream running through its center. While fun, this hike is more something that you would do in addition to other hikes, and should not be the reason you visit Yosemite National Park. Use this as a way to unwind, or even as a way to say you’ve completed all the trails in Yosemite, though it does have a fantastic view of the Sierras and Mt. Starr King at the overlook.


Surprisingly, this hike does have a bit of a difficulty spike, with a somewhat hard climb from Mono Meadow back to the trailhead. But, overall, it is meant to be an enjoyable little stroll more than anything else, rendering it a 3/10 in our book.


This isn’t really a crowd gatherer, so you probably won’t see a lot of people tackling this hiking trail. It really is more of an entrance point to the greater Yosemite wilderness, so you may see some hikers, but you won’t see a lot. The nice thing about this, however, is that because of its lightly crowded nature, you may have some good luck with wildlife spotting!

Why Visit?

Overall, it’s only a 3.5 mile round trip if you go through its entirety, so it is a fun, short trip that will only take you 1-3 hours. Plus, if you haven’t hiked here before, it is certainly an experience that probably should be done at some point, particularly if you have been to Yosemite before and are running out of things to do.

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