White Wolf to Pate Valley Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
#189 of 246 trails in

White Wolf to Pate Valley Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,227 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


no dogs

Sun Oct 14 2018

Very difficult on the way down. Not as bad going up. Beautiful.

Mon Aug 07 2017

White Wolf was closed, so we parked on the main road in a pull over. Hiked a mile down the entrance to White Wolf and then off the Pate Valley. The path starts off rolling over high ridges then plunges 3500 feet (8k-4500 ft) to the Canyon floor. Hike a little along the Tuolumne River to a pair of foot bridges (second one washed out 80%) to camp on other side of the river. Had to head back the same route the next day but with 3 days I recommend pressing on through Glenn Aulin.