Mono Meadow Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Mono Meadow Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Buena Vista, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

5.8 miles
1,236 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


bird watching



wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Arch Rock Entrance: Travel eastward into the park on Highway 140. Bear right on to Southside Drive and after approximately one mile turn right on to Wawona Road (Highway 41). Follow this road 9 miles to Glacier Point Road and turn left. Travel 10 miles to the Mono Meadow Trailhead.

10 months ago

Fun trail. Unlike the rest of the park, this isn't too bad as far as going up and down long stretches. We started on 6/13/18 and camped just before you reach the junction that heads down to Nevada Falls. The next day we hiked up to Half Dome and then all the way down through the mist trail. Word of warning, our group lives at sea level and we aren't seasoned hikers. I'm 6'2" 275, and by the time I got to the parking lot I was exhausted. Make sure you are in good shape or you'll suffer. And bring a water filter!!! And be prepared to get wet crossing a few streams. At one crossing we had to cross barefooted and some slipped and went all the way under.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

My first hike in Yosemite and was not experienced at all was going to do half dome via mono meadow but as a rookie hiker just wasn’t prepared still hiked about 3 Miles in where I saw my first bear grazing in the meadows only a 100 feet or so away from me. Camped at a really nice flat place and heard something around my tent that night. Decided the next morning just to do some easier hikes and get acclimated to the area but on my wAy back up the trail saw another bear crossing the trail .. if u ever want to see bears this is the best trail and area to do that

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This seemed like a good hike along the way to Glacier Point. It was ok but not too impressive.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The route I took was from Highway 120 in Yosemite near the eastern entrance to the park. The trail was nice, but not spectacular. Maybe earlier in the the season would have been better. I went in mid August during a drought year so it was a bit dry. I would not repeat the hike. Some other hikes that I thought were better that were in the region were Lundy Canyon and Saddle Bag Lake loop trail, both are outside Yosemite NP.

Monday, April 02, 2012

This trail begins off the main route from Lee Vining, CA to Yosemite at the top of Tioga Pass. The elevation runs from approximately 9,000 to 11,000 feet. Mid-July and August are the best months to hike this trail. Plenty of wildflowers and beautiful alpine scenery mark the trail. The trial points towards a pass in the crest of the Sierras which rise to over 13,000 feet. At the top of the trail one can view Mono Lake and the mountain ranges east of the Sierras. The view is breathtaking.

trail running
10 months ago

10 months ago

recorded mono meadow

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Saturday, July 27, 2013