Soda Springs and Parsons Memorial Lodge Trailhead

A stone building that has a wooden roof stands on top of a small hill and is surrounded by trees.

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Explore the mystery that is Soda Springs and delve into the history of Parsons Lodge on this delightful walk through Tuolumne Meadows.

Walk along the gravel road and pass the locked gate (signed Glen Aulin and Soda Springs). Soda Springs-cold, carbonated water bubbling out of the ground-is protected within a log enclosure. Historic Parsons Memorial Lodge offers exhibits (limited hours-see Yosemite Guide for schedule). A path to the bridge below the lodge continues to the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center.

Soda Springs and Parsons Memorial Lodge (easy)
1.5 miles (2.4 km) round-trip; 1 hours
0 ft (0 m) elevation gain

For hiking and trail information, please visit a wilderness center or visitor center.

Accessible only while Tioga Road is open to vehicles, from late May or early June to sometime in November.

Getting Here:
Begin at Lembert Dome parking area.

Rules & Regulations:
Stay on established trails
Pets, bicycles, or strollers are not allowed on this trails
Pack out what you pack in
Tioga Road closes after the first significant snowfall. Overnight parking on this road ends October 15. For current road and weather information, please call 209/372-0200.

Hazards & Warnings:
Carry (and drink) plenty of water: a leading cause of injuries on the trail is dehydration. Be sure to treat river, stream, lake, or spring water.
Be prepared for sudden changes in weather and conditions.

This trail is not accessible.

Yosemite National Park

Last updated: October 28, 2020