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Hetch Hechy Reservoir to Sierra Crest Backpacking Loop

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Hetch Hechy Reservoir to Sierra Crest Backpacking Loop is a 88.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 88.5 miles Elevation Gain: 18,287 feet Route Type: Loop

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

rock climbing

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

This backpacking loop is best hiked in 6 - 8 days and extends from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to the east side of the Sierra Nevada at Matterhorn Peak in California's most remote and rugged Wilderness. A permit is required from Yosemite National Park: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wpres.htm

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Friday, August 04, 2017

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