Cook's Meadow Loop

Cook's Meadow Loop

Valley Visitor's Center
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
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This one-mile easy loop will take you about 30 minutes. It is accessible year round but could be snowy or icy in the winter. The loop offers views of Half Dome, Glacier Point and Royal Arches.

Start at the Valley Visitor Center. Walk west along the bike pathe towards Lower Yosemite Fall. You will cross the street at shuttle stop 6 and continue along the bike path, stay left as the path forks.

Dogs must be on leash.

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Photo Credit: Petra Jagodic (CC)
Photo Credit: Petra Jagodic (CC)
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