Photos of Clouds Rest Loop

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
rocky
27 days ago

I highly recommend this trail to people who’s up for a challenge. It took us a little over 7 hours round trip with an hour break at the top. First mile is pretty flat surrounded by tall trees not lots of views, second mile 1/2 you start gaining around 1000 feet, rocky and steep, then a nice downhill for about 1/2 mile, for those who have good knees. Next 2 miles I say have some feet gaining but nothing crazy. Last 2 miles kind of start opening to amazing views in the Yosemite valley but gaining lots of feet as well. The top of clouds rest is remarkable and so worth the pain, one for the books.

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