The Clark Range and Red Peak Pass Trail

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Yosemite National Park

The Clark Range and Red Peak Pass Trail is a 46 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length46 miElevation gain8536 ftRoute typeLoop
BackpackingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakePartially pavedRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeOff trailFeeNo dogs
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Yosemite National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70.

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Tim Frick
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Backpacking

This was my all time favorite hike.We did it over six nights so we could enjoy every second and we did.Hope to do it again some day!

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Adam Puscavage
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Backpacking

Absolutely amazing. Traveled from Pennsylvania with a few buddies and enjoyed every moment. Red peak pass was still covered in some snow so we have to use nick spikes to come down the other side. Some of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen..

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Brian Nachreiner
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First to Review

One of the best kept secrets in Yosemite. I've done this hike twice and only managed to see a handful of other hikers. Once in three days (15 miles per day at least) and once over 5 days. Red peak is stunning and can't be beat. Great camping spots along the way so no matter how many nights it's easy to make it work. We started out near glacier point and came back to the valley floor via the mist trail (vernal/Nevada falls). I prefer this way as it is a bit quicker and less trail wear compared to the JMT, be warned of the stairs and crowds though as you make your way closer to the valley.

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Genoa Jay
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Hiking
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