Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Trails in Yosemite

Trailhead Tenaya Lake To Clouds Rest

Take the Sunrise Lakes trail from Tenaya Lake. At approximately 2.5 miles, the trail makes a steep climb up approximately 700 feet to a trail junction - follow the marked trail to Clouds Rest. You'll pass a small tarn on the right, and cross a small stream twice - ...

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Tuolumne Falls Trail

The trailhead for the Tuolumne Falls Trail is in the Tuolumne Meadows area of the park at the Lembert Dome/Glen Aulin Trailhead. Begin the hike from the western side of the trailhead parking area on the trail toward Soda Springs. The route leads northwestward past a locked gate into ...

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Tuolumne Meadows: Soda Springs and Parsons Lodge

To reach Tuolumne Meads: Soda Springs, begin at Lembert Dome parking area Walk northwest along the gravel road and continue straight, past the locked gate (signed "Glen Aulin and Soda Springs"). ...

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Upper Cathedral Lake

To reach Upper Cathedral Lake, begin at Cathedral Lakes trailhead, a half mile west of the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center, Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Stop #7 Parking is limited, so you are encouraged to use the free shuttle bus. The trail climbs steadily to Upper Cathedral Lake. Near the top, ...

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Upper Yosemite Falls Trail

The Upper Yosemite Falls Trail begins from the Sunnyside Campground or the Yosemite Lodge parking area via the north side Valley Floor Trail. It is steep with more than 125 switchbacks to reach the Upper Yosemite Falls overlook. The falls flow during the spring and early summer months. If beginning ...

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Valley Floor Loop

The Valley Floor Loop begins at Camp 4 (shuttle stop #7) and follows many of the Valley's first east-west trails and wagon roads. The half-loop trail crosses the Merced River on El Capitan Bridge. Continue on to Bridalveil Fall for the full loop. The Valley Floor Loop provides ...

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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp

To reach Vogelsang High Sierra Camp, begin across the road from the Dog Lake parking area (Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Stop #2). The first two miles of the John Muir Trail are relatively flat, following the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. Follow the Rafferty Creek trail as it splits ...

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Wapama Falls Trail

To reach Wapama Falls Trail, pass Wapama Falls and keep going past two smaller waterfalls (during spring) on the way. ...

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Wawona Meadow Loop

Begin at the Wawona Hotel Walk across the Wawona golf course on the paved road. Once across the golf course, take the first left onto the unpaved fire road that loops around the meadow. The loop is 3.5 miles and take approximately two hours. Leashed pets are allowed. ...

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Wawona to Mariposa Grove

To reach the Mariposa Grove from Wawona, begin at Wawona Hotel. The trail begins behind the last uphill building of the Wawona Hotel (Moore Cottage). Look for the trailhead 50 yards uphill marked by the sign "Two Hour Trail Ride." ...

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Young Lakes Loop Trail

The Young Lakes Loop Trail begins at the Lembert Dome/Glen Aulin Trailhead in Tuolumne Meadows. It begins by following the trail to Glen Aulin northwestward out of the parking area. The trail leads past Soda Springs, gaining elevation slightly. Directions Directions from Arch Rock Entrance: Drive northward into the park ...

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