DISTANCE
27.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4803 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

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Friday, April 15, 2016

A great way to experience Yosemite NP without the crowds!

From Tuolumne Meadows, this hike is mostly downhill and passes Glen Aulin, following the Tuolumne River past Waterwheel Falls. You'll also get an amazing view of Hetch Hetchy reservoir from the high ground above the river inlet where peregrine falcon nest on the cliffs below.

As a three day hike, you'll have plenty of time to experience the various waterfalls and swim in some natural pools. Though most of the trail is downhill, the exit to White Wolf has a small uphill climb. You can also stretch this hike over to Yosemite Falls and back into the valley!