Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Hike

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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4-6h
Distance
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18.0 km
Elevation
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349 m
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The Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Hike is an amazing adventure through Yosemite’s high country that exhibits the beauty and diversity of the area. Wander through meadowlands, tranquil pine forests, and alongside pristine rivers and cascades. With ample scenery to explore and time to reflect, this tranquil hike is a must-add to your itinerary.

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Route Description for Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Hike

The Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Hike is an amazing adventure in Yosemite that is also a popular backpacking route. Wander through meadowlands, pine forests, and alongside Tuolumne River, all while enjoying epic panoramas of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. As this trek passes through exposed terrain, it is important to wear proper sun protection! Additionally, the route is rocky and uneven in sections, so we suggest wearing a sturdy pair of footwear. Note: the National Park charges an entrance fee, check out the
NPS website for additional information.

Embark on your adventure along the Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Trail from the Dog Lake Trailhead. From here, head west along the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000. As you wander there will be several intersecting routes, but make sure to stay on the PCT. As you hike, you will be granted impressive views of the granite peaks that litter the skyline in Yosemite. Eventually, the route will approach the Tuolumne River, crossing over the waters and guiding you past several waterfalls.

You will reach the route’s end at the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp. Revel in the views and recharge, before beginning your climb back to the trailhead. When you are ready, retrace your steps along the path back to the parking lot!

Getting to the Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Hike Trailhead

The Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Hike departs from the Dog Lake Parking Lot off Tioga Pass Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Dispersed Backcountry Camping, Wilderness Permit Required.

  • When to do

    May-October

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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