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Snow Creek, May Lake and Clouds Rest Loop is a 33.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, camping, fishing, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Length 33.5 mi Elevation gain 8,458 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Camping Fishing Hiking Running Forest Lake River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Fee No dogs
Waypoints (5)
Bring enough water
Very little if any water until reaching the top. Take at least 2-4 liters if carrying full 30+ lb pack.
37.75915, -119.53932
Water and Camp
This is the next water source from the valley and minimum distance to camp from valley. Last good water source till May Lake
37.77346, -119.53825
Approx. location of last water source until Little Yosemite Valley
37.78432, -119.46254
Cloud's Rest
Camped on top. No cooking, but everyone does anyway.
37.76858, -119.48876
After Nevada falls
Painful decent on steep paved trail. Trekking poles and hiking sticks are useless for saving knees and toes as the pavement is too smooth. Path is very crowded.
37.72562, -119.53155
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