Tuolumne Meadows Tour

Tuolumne Meadows Tours and Hikers Bus

Tuolumne Meadows Tour
An all-day adventure to the best kept secret in Yosemite: Tuolumne Meadows! Wild flowers, breathtaking vistas, granite domes and peaks, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails await you. Use the Tuolumne Meadows Tour as a round trip tour or plan your hiking experience to bring you back to the Valley.

The round-trip excursion includes photo stops at Olmsted Point and Tenaya Lake, and allows a few hours to explore the stunning landscapes of Tuolumne Meadows, where you can enjoy a short hike or a relaxing picnic.

The Tuolumne Meadows Hikers Bus is also a popular option for backpackers and day-hikers who want to hike from Tuolumne Meadows back down into the Valley, as well as for guests who want to see this remarkable area without having to drive themselves.

Duration: All day.

Yosemite Valley Departure Times & Places:

  • Curry Village® at 8am (Shuttle Stop #13b)
  • Next to the Fire House in Yosemite Village at 8:05am (Shuttle Stop #2)
  • Yosemite Lodge at 8:20am (Shuttle Stop #8)
  • For a full Tuolumne Meadows Tour schedule, see below.

    You Will See: El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, Olmsted Point, Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadows and numerous panoramic views.

    Available: mid-June to mid-September, conditions permitting.

    Additional Information:For Pick-up at The Ahwahnee Hotel, please call (209) 372-1171 in advance.
    Bus can be flagged for pick-up or drop off at any trail head.

    Making Reservations: Once you are in the park, reservations may be placed at any Tour & Activity Desk or by calling x1240 from any house phone. To make Tuolumne Meadows Tour reservations prior to your arrival in the Park, please call (209) 372-4FUN (4386). 

    Cost:
    Rates vary based on distance traveled. (see below)

    Tuolumne Bus Daily Route Schedule

    2014 Schedule June 20 - Sep 14

     Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows
     Curry Village  08:00 am
     Yosemite Village  08:05
     Yosemite Lodge  08:20
     Crane Flat  09:05
     White Wolf  09:35
     May Lake Junction  09:55
     Olmsted Point  10:00
     Tenaya Lake  10:10
     Tuolumne Meadows Store  10:25
     Tuolumne Meadows Lodge  10:35
     Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley
     Tuolumne Meadows Lodge  2:05 pm
     Tuolumne Meadows Store  2:15
     Tenaya Lake  2:30
     Olmsted Point  --
     May Lake Junction  2:35
     White Wolf  3:00
     Crane Flat  3:25
     Yosemite Lodge  4:05
     Yosemite Village  4:10
     Curry Village  4:15

     

    Tuolumne Meadows Bus Fare Structure

     One-Way Fares
       Yosemite Valley  CF  WW  YC  MLJ  TL
     Crane Flat (CF)  $5.00          
     White Wolf (WW)  $8.50  $4.00        
     Yosemite Creek (YC)  $9.50  $5.00  $2.00      
     May Lake Jnc/ Porcupine Cr. (MLJ)  $11.50  $7.00  $4.00  $3.00    
     Tenaya Lake (TL)  $12.50  $8.00  $5.00  $4.00  $2.00  
     Tuolumne Meadows  $14.50  $10.00  $7.00  $6.00  $4.00  $3.00

    For Pick-Up at The Ahwahnee, please call (209) 372-1171.
    Bus can be flagged for pick-up or drop off at any trailhead.

     Round Trip Fares
       Yosemite Valley  CF  WW  YC  MLJ  TL
     Crane Flat (CF)  $9.50          
     White Wolf (WW)  $15.50  $7.00        
     Yosemite Creek (YC)  $17.50  $9.00  $3.00      
     May Lake Jnc/ Porcupine Cr. (MLJ)  $22.00  $13.00  $7.00  $5.00    
     Tenaya Lake (TL)  $22.00  $15.00  $9.00  $7.00  $3.00  
     Tuolumne Meadows  $23.00  $19.00  $13.00  $11.00  $7.00  $5.00

    Employees and Children ages 5-12 of age = 1/2 price.
    Children under 5 = no charge.