Top Adventures in Yosemite

  • Hike to May Lake

    May Lake is a stunning, serene subalpine lake that rests at the base of Mt. Hoffmann. The May Lake turnoff is located four miles past Tenaya Lake. From the turnoff, it's 1.8 miles to the trailhead parking lot.During summer time, I will recommend ...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Mt. Hoffman

    The May Lake trailhead is at the end of a 2 mile unpaved road leading north from Tioga Road. The trailhead has pit toilets and bear lockers. (Please be sure to store any food, garbage, scented items, and empty coolers in these lockers while hiking...

    6 miles 2140 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Hoffmann via the East Chute

    This is a solid, day long trip. It is a great hike with a bit of a scramble on the way up to the summit massif and then again at the nearly 11,000-foot peak of Mount Hoffmann. You will have what John Muir described as his favorite view of Yosemite...

    6 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Stargaze at Olmsted Point

    Just off the side of the highway, look for the pullout for Olmsted Point on your Map. There is a parking area with about 25 parking spots and the lookout point with the tree is right next to there. Come in the summertime and during a new moon to g...

  • Hike the Half Dome & Clouds Rest Loop

    Start and end this loop from the Sunrise Lakes TH along the Tioga Road, and in between you'll travel over 26 miles through Yosemite's backcountry gaining and losing over 7,000 feet in elevation. Unlike typical mountain summit hikes where it's clim...

    26 miles 7000 ft gain

  • Climb Hermaphrodite Flake to Boltway in Yosemite National Park

    This is a great 5.7/5.8 linkup for anyone looking for an intermediate climb in Tuolumne. Always read through beta on Mountain Project and Super Topo and having the book on hand is always a good idea. To find the route, this photo is super helpful....

  • Backpack Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest

    Start out at the Tenaya Lake Trailhead, where you can head directly onto the trail for Clouds Rest or you can branch off after 2.7 miles to Sunrise Lakes. This allows you to break up the hike, spend a night relaxing and help you have an early star...

    15.5 miles 1775 ft gain

  • Hike Clouds Rest

    The "younger" brother of the world famous Half Dome, Clouds Rest is in fact a solid 1,000 feet taller despite receiving significantly less attention. If you know about this hidden gem however, you're in luck. Starting out from the Tenaya Lake tr...

    14.5 miles 1775 ft gain

  • Hike Clouds Rest to Half Dome

    Because this is not a loop, you will need to figure out a shuttle situation.  There are two options for this:1. Drive your car to the Tenaya Lake Trail Head, and leave it parked there.  Once you reach the Valley you will be car-less, but then the ...

    21 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Explore Tenaya Lake, Yosemite NP

    Tenaya Lake is located alongside Tioga Road in the park's Tuolumne Meadows region. There is a family-friendly trail that surrounds the lake. Though some spots along the trail on the western shore may require fording the waters, the 2.5-mile trip ...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike to Tuolumne Peak Plateau

    The most direct route begins at Murphy Creek trailhead, on the north side of Tioga Road near Tenaya Lake. Walk north on Murphy Creek trail for 2.5 miles with minimal elevation gain. Polly Dome Lakes are a great side trip via the social trail on th...

    12 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Backpack to North Dome in Yosemite

    To stay overnight in Yosemite without a reserved campsite requires a "Wilderness Permit" to camp, but you can camp anywhere. However, any fires need to be in pre-made fire pits (so rangers can know where to check for fires)Day 1 - Hike in from the...

    8.8 miles

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    • Yosemite Valley, California

      The Ahwahnee

      The Ahwahnee offers a gift shop with a focus on local artisans, a decadent sweet shop, a comfortable bar and a heated outdoor swimming pool. The Ahwahnee Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch, dinner...

      From $386/night

    • Upper Pines Campground, California

      Upper Pines

      Overview Upper Pines Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The site is situated in ...

      From $26/night

    • Yosemite Valley, California

      Housekeeping Camp

      From Housekeeping Camp, you’ll have unmatched views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome as you prepare your dinner on your campfire ring’s grill. Enjoy your meal on your covered patio as you take in th...

      From $108/night

    • Yosemite Valley, California

      Curry Village

      Seasonal amenities include ice skating, bike rentals, swimming pool, rock climbing and guided hikes.

      From $90/night

    • Yosemite National Park, California

      White Wolf Lodge

      Breakfast and dinner service is available in the Dining Room.

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    • Yosemite Valley, California

      Lower Pines

      Overview Lower Pines Campground is located in breathtaking Yosemite National Park in Central California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at an elevation of 4,000 feet. The site is situated in ...

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