Cook’s Meadow Loop Trail

  • View of upper and lower Yosemite Falls from Cook's Meadow.
  • Cook's Meadow in Yosemite National Park, California.
  • Cook's Meadow in Yosemite National Park, California.


Dogs Yes


1 (miles)



Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)



Cook's Meadow Loop is an easy kid friendly and ADA accessible day hike in Yosemite National Park that offers stunning views of Yosemite Valley. Along the way hikers can expect spectacular views of Half Dome, Glacier Point, and Royal Arches. This hike is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be kept on leash. This trail is located in Yosemite Valley and is not the best choice for hikers seeking solitude. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

Red Tape

Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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