Clouds Rest Loop is a 18.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tuolumne Meadows, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
18.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,973 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

hiking
28 days ago

This is a strenuous one day hike. The first ascension is the most difficult. The view of Half Dome and the Yosemite valley from Clouds Rest is breath taking. The trail goes through a variety of landscapes. Part of the John Muir trail was burnt in a wild fire but it's still interesting to see how resilient mother nature is. There are some streams to get fresh water along the way. The temperatures in October are already pretty cool, especially when it’s windy. Make sure to pack up extra layers.

recorded clouds rest loop 2018

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hiking
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hiking
4 months ago

recorded Track - Jun 08, 06:20 PM

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Saturday, September 30, 2017