Sentinel Meadow Cook's Meadow Loop Trail

EASY 18 reviews
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Sentinel Meadow Cook's Meadow Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mariposa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

2.3 miles
42 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

2 months ago

Easy trail for beginner and family with children. I and my husband spent wonderful time. The road was paved. We enjoyed scenery. We spent 4 hours. Nice trail, but it will be crowded during the warm season. Come early and find the parking and enjoy your walking/hiking.

7 months ago

Paved trail perfect for strolling and snapping pictures. Also amazing as a bike trail! You'll likely see deer around dusk. Anytime of day is perfect, but sunny days offer the best experience. Do not miss out on this must-do trail!

9 months ago

It says 2.3 miles, but it sure doesn't feel like it! Paved trail with no incline around beautiful meadows & gorgeous surroundings. If you're here, you have to do it. Hope for a sunny day. The pictures are fabulous in sunny weather.

9 months ago

great place to be when the sun is going down

Monday, June 20, 2016

A great experience; we strolled around the valley floor after our day up Half Dome. It was a great way to stretch the muscles and easy on the knees. We visited a week before the Presidential visit so in early morning we had the inner valley much to ourselves. The deep blue sky, the light greens of the new leaves on the trees and grasses of the valley, the clear waters of the Merced River, the roaring white showers of snow melt over Yosemite Falls, and the granite walls of the surrounding cliffs made for some great contrasts. If you have the time, it's a great way to enjoy the majesty of God's country.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

I hiked this one about fifteen years ago, but still memorable. A great photo opportunity. I remember it was a bit crowded in Summer when I last went.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This is more of a stroll than a hike but man, is it worth it. It's a short loop that takes you through a few meadows to witness the essentials of Yosemite Valley. Everywhere you look is 360 degrees of awesome. Just beware of crowds and mosquitoes depending on the time of year.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gorgeous view of the Yosemite Valley floor! A walk more than a hike, which makes it a good way to take in some absolutely stunning scenery without stressing your body. Suitable for people at all levels of physical shape.

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