Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park, CA

Young Lakes Trailhead

Yosemite National Park

Lower Young Lake

Tuolumne Meadows, Trailhead for Hiking to Young Lakes

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite,  CA

Tuolumne Meadows can be reached by car or in summer by a new, free Hikers Shuttle Bus from Yosemite Valley. Also by YARTS from Yosemite Valley or Lee Vining to the east on Highway 395. A free shuttle bus connecting points around Tuolumne Meadows runs from mid-June through the first week of September.
Yosemite Transportation

Tuolumne Meadows has a store, grill, post office, gas station, mountain shop, visitor center, and campground.


Park at Lembert Dome parking area. Don't leave any food or scented items in your car. Use the nearby bear boxes.

bear boxes near trailhead for Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park,  CA

Bear Boxes

Nearby Camping and Lodging

Regular campgrounds at Tuolumne Meadows are usually full, but there is a backpackers' camp where you can spend one night before setting out on the trail. Campsites are equipped with bear lockers. Arrive early enough (ahead of the late day rush) to ensure you get a campsite.

Tuolumne Meadows Lodge has 69 canvas tent cabins. They have no electricity. Showers and restrooms are located in the center of the camp. They serve a family-style breakfast and dinner, reservations required.

More lodging and can be found east of the park along Highway 395 in Lee Vining.