Ten Lakes Trailhead to Tenaya Lake

MODERATE 4 reviews

Ten Lakes Trailhead to Tenaya Lake is a 18.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near White Wolf, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
18.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

forest

lake

views

no dogs

This route could be done in two or three days, or you can keep it easy by hiking four easy days. This route starts where 120 crosses Yosemite Creek and ends at Tenaya Lake, so it may be best to leave a car at the end before beginning. Parking at Tenaya Lake is on the shoulder of the road, and the shoulder gets crowded on a busy weekend in the summer. The first day is a hike up a beautiful canyon, ascending 1400' to the Ten Lakes area. This is the hardest day, but it is very scenic. The second day takes you over the pass just north of Toulumne Peak, with great views of the Tuolumne Valley to the north. The third day takes you down to Tenaya Lake.

backpacking
1 month ago

spectacular scenery from Ten Lakes Pass, then even better once you round the shoulder on Tuolemne Peak. Big ups and downs. We started at Ten Lakes trailhead, took side trail after the pass to Grant Lake for 1st overnight, then took shorter hike to campspot at Ten Lakes, rested for the afternoon. 3rd day we hiked to Polly Dome Lake and 4th day we walked out to Tenaya Lake/ Toiga Road and hitched back to our car.

backpacking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Awesome views and big terrain with nice lakes

Friday, April 17, 2015

when did you do this backpacking trip also how did you get from white wolf back to tenaya lake?