Clouds Rest

8 reviews #289 hike out of 412 in
11.3 mi
Distance
5 hrs 53 min
Time
terrain
1,562 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park.



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    3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Started at 8:30 and got to the top around 11:30, which was perfect because smoke rolled in around noon and completely covered the view of half dome. I still think the hike was worth it, there weren’t many people on the trail when I started so it was a super peaceful woods hike. If you’re starting later in the morning, just know the parking lot is closed for construction right now (October ‘21) and while there’s a decent amount of parking along the road, I’m sure it fills up quickly on busy days!
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Beautiful and difficult hike. Fantastic views around Yosemite Park. Started on the Sunrise trail at Tenaya Lake ending on the summit of Clouds Rest.
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    2 years, 1 month ago
    A fantastic, difficult, hike in Yosemite National Park, beginning in the Sunrise Parking Trailhead at Tenaya Lake and culminating in Clouds Rest peak with amazing view of Half Dome, the Yosemite Valley, and the wilderness all around us. Very popular trail and destination. This was an out & back hike totaling 12.8 miles and 2,645 Ft of total ascent. The second mile was a steep climb of over 1,000 Ft in a one-mile climb. Many parts of the trail have built-in stone stairs. The last part of the climb is on a somewhat narrow rocky area, but it is wide enough to where 1 or 2 people can walk this section side by side with no fear.
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Jacob 2 years, 1 month ago
Clouds Rest from Sunrise Trailhead, out & back
A fantastic, hard, hike in Yosemite National Park, beginning at the Sunrise Parking Trailhead at Tenaya Lake and culminating in Clouds Rest peak with amazing view of Half Dome, the Yosemite Valley, and the wilderness all around us. Very popular trail and destination. This was an out & back hike totaling 12.8 miles and 2,645 Ft of total ascent. The second mile was a steep climb of over 1,000 Ft in a one mile climb. Many parts of the trail have built-in stone stairs. The last part of the climb is on somewhat narrow rocky area, but it is wide enough to where 1 or 2 people can walk this section with no fear.
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