Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Long Barn, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

no dogs

Great hike along the meandering Tuolumne River.

backpacking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike, though after schlepping our heavy backpacks for 6 miles had a hard time crossing the little river hopping from rock to rock. It was slippery and my daughter got her foot wet right before sunset and her shoes was frozen the next morning. The waterfall there is beautiful, it's a stunning place. Be forewarned that only 3 official fire rings are open for use among over 25 camp sites, so if you grab a fire pit, please invite others to join you as it's getting colder at night.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

way better than i expected... moderately flat until the last 2 miles then you switchback down beside some impressive waterfalls... still alot of water as of 8/12/17... this is also the PCT... i saw maybe 150 folks along the way on a Saturday... trailhead parking scared me... i thought there could easily be a thousand with that many cars

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

First day I ever backpacked was on this trail. Beautiful hike of the meadows and not too challenging to get to Glen Aulin from TM

hiking
4 months ago

absolutely great views and very peaceful. I have hiked this a few times and love it more and more every time I do.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike. I did this in July-- beautiful weather and lots of wildflowers out still because of the higher elevation.

backpacking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

backpacking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Absolutely stunning!

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

backpacking
Saturday, May 28, 2016

So amazing!
We completed this in late September and had great weather, plenty of water, lots of wildlife (no bear). Donohue Pass was challenging with gale force winds and rain at the top.
The day after we finished in October it snowed, so glad Mother Nature waited

camping
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Anything but moderate from Tuolumne, southbound to Donohue Pass. Nasty.

camping
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Oh my!

Monday, July 27, 2015

It was beautiful. However, after the waterfall it wasn't so easy. We saw deer and a coyote. Recommend using walking poles to hike. Be careful wali g the boulders, the trail is not marked really well.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Hiked from Sonora Pass, heading south along the PCT. Went about 8 miles in on a day hike. Absolutely beautiful on a clear day. Overall the trail is well maintained, I had to hike through a half dozen snowy patches in late June, but the snowfall was light this year. There is a bit of elevation loss and gain, but because you start at 9600 feet at Sonora Pass, it isn't bad. There is also a quick side trail to get to the top of Leavitt Peak, which at close to 11,600 ft is the highest peak in the Sonora Pass area as far as I know. On a clear day the view from the summit is great. If you are looking for an incredible hike in the Sonora Pass area, this shouldn't be missed. I can't wait to hike the full segment someday.

Friday, May 29, 2015