It's Always A Great Time To Camp With The Ones You Love. Stay At A KOA Near You. Whether You Roll In With Your RV, Pitch A Tent, Or Opt For A Cabin, KOA Got You Covered Tuolumne Meadows. These sites are inside the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, behind the A loop. It is open the same dates as Tuolumne Meadows Campground, July through late September (approximately); camping in the campground is only allowed when the campground is open. . White Wolf. The While Wolf Backpackers Camp and White Wolf Campground are.
Phone: 209/372-4025. Directions. From Hwy. 120 east/Tioga Pass, the Tuolumne Meadows Campground is located approximately 17 miles west on the left. From Yosemite Valley take the Big Oak Flat Road and Tioga Road to reach Tuolumne Meadows; 54 miles total. You'll find the campground on your right. Directions Details Camping can be had at Tuolumne Meadows Campground. You can reserve half of the campsites online (they go really fast), the rest are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Backpackers can take advantage of the Tuolumne Meadows Walk-in sites. Tioga Road closes with the first heavy snowfall of winter, so its season is short
Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers' Camp. Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers' Camp is located on Loop A. The sites are usually open from July through late-September. The sites are especially popular with hikers on the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Backpackers' campgrounds are available for wilderness permit holders to spend one night before. The High Sierra Camp loop follows trails linking Tuolumne Meadows to Vogelsang, Merced Lake, Sunrise, May Lake, and Glen Aulin High Sierra Camps. The hike travels through a range of alpine environments including meadows, forests, and passes. This is a long loop that visits the most popular areas of Yosemite's high country
This massive campground has 304 spots-- some even for horses and a handful of group and backpacking sites. Here you can find Mountaineering School, and the Grill, Post Office, and Store. The huge Tuolumne River forks off here and there are springs, lakes (Dog Lake, anyone?), and canyons nearby 1 review of Backpakers' Campground - Tuolumne Meadows This is one of my favorite campgrounds in the world. Want to know why? Because we saw a meteor break apart in the sky here. There was a collective gasp that fell over the camp as it fell and dazzled the sky. We arrived early to get our wilderness permit, fought to find parking in the lot A one-night stop in the Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers Campground as part of an ongoing and continuous long-distance hiking permit. Travel by vehicle or bus at any time during a wilderness itinerary invalidates the wilderness permit. There is no such exception for Yosemite Valley. Any travel through Yosemite Valley invalidates the permit. 8 Tuolumne Meadows supports Ranger Stations, a Permit Station, a Visitor Center, Horsepacker Facilities, Trail Crew accommodations, extensive car campgrounds, tent cabin campgrounds, and our walk-in Backpacker's Camp. These public federal facilities are also supplemented by contract private facilities
A number of trails from Tuolumne Meadows also provide indirect access to Little Yosemite Valley (20- to 40-mile hike). If you have a permit for one of these trailheads, you can spend the second night of your backpacking trip at Little Yosemite Valley Campground (no additional reservation or permit required) Tuolumne Meadows is a large, open subalpine meadow graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes. The Tioga Road offers a 47-mile scenic drive between Crane Flat and Tioga Pass through forests and past meadows, lakes, and granite domes. Many turnouts offer broad and beautiful vistas
. April 04, 2015 02:26PM. Registered: 7 years ago. Posts: 184. Just to add, some might consider going up the hill in the afternoon, bagging/paying for a site, ($6 pp/night), just stashing their loaded packs in the large bear box... and then heading down to the store Tuolumne Meadows Campground is located in Yosemite National Park has 304 single-family campsites for tents, trailers and RVs (up to 35 feet). The campground is open mid June to late September. There are also 4 equestrian campsites and 7 group sites (no RVs). This large, popular campground contains family, horse and group campsites This trip begins in Yosemite National Park, California. We meet our guides and traveling companions at 4:30pm at the Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers' Camp. It's just uphill from the Dana Campfire Circle in the middle of the Tuolumne Meadows Campground Trip Overview: The 33 mile Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River backpacking trip is considered one of the highlights within Yosemite National Park. This route follows the Tuolumne River through a deep canyon that leads from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to Tuolumne Meadows. Much of the canyon is only accessible via backpacking or very long day hikes, so you are likely to get away from the crowds.
Tuolumne Meadows campground access before opening date? If the campground opens July 15 this year, then you are not allowed to use the backpackers portion of the campground either before July 15. If TM campground happens to open before July 15 this year (snow melts faster than expected), then campground reservations will be 100% walk up. Glen Aulin has a backpackers campground with potable water and pit style restrooms. Beautiful White Cascade (Glen Aulin Falls) is just a stones throw from camp, making for a great swimming hole on a hot summer afternoon. Enjoy a sunset over the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River Beautiful meadows, alpine lakes, hiking above tree line, exposure, and an attempt of one of Yosemite's most iconic summits, Mt Conness. If you like backpacking and bagging peaks, this is the trip for you. If you have ever hiked anywhere around Tuolumne Meadows, you've probably seen the iconic southwest face of Mount Conness Where: Tuolumne Meadows Campground (orientation) and Tenaya Lake to/from Clouds Rest (backpack). Registration includes: Guided backpacking trip, park entry (as needed), bear-proof canister rental, Yosemite Wilderness permit, and two nights of tent camping at a shared group site at Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers Campground before and after the.
The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Trail in Yosemite National park is a 33-mile one-way trail that follows the Tuolumne River through a 3,000-foot deep canyon. Normally done over four days, it's a challenging trail with a demanding amount of elevation change. The payoff is that around every corner you'll find giant waterfalls or enticing. Tuolumne Meadows Campground in Yosemite National Park, California: 10 reviews, 3 photos, & 3 tips from fellow RVers. Good hiking trails and is a place where backpackers come to head out. Nice meadows and meandering streams with trails on both sides. We camped at Tuolumne Meadows Campground in a Travel Trailer Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers' Camp July 11, 2009 by aybates Yosemite National Park has several campgrounds (Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy and White Wolf) that have spots designated for backcountry wilderness permit holders to spend one night before and one night after a wilderness trip
Backpacking to Young Lakes Yosemite National Park. Young Lakes north of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park make an ideal weekend trip. The 6.4-mile hike ascends a little more than a thousand feet to the lowest and most popular camping destination of the three lakes Yes you can, but Yosemite believes information should be just as much of an adventure as the backcountry, so they don't consolidate anything. Under Item 6: A one-night stop in the Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers Campground as part of an ongoing and continuous long-distance hiking permit
Hike Type: Backpacking. Difficulty Level: Difficult-Strenuous. Food Storage: Bear boxes are available at both the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Permit Center parking lot and the Dog Lake Trailhead. Restrooms: Flush toilets at the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Permit Office, and pit toilets at the Dog Lake trailhead. Cell Service: None. I did find a. As you probably know, you can use any backpacker campground for the night before your hike and the night of your return. If you come up with a one way hike, say Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley, you have to get back up to TM to retrieve your car. It takes time, but it's feasible My girlfriend and I are going backpacking in Yosemite this weekend and will be entering the Porcupine Creek trailhead on Saturday (7/10). We'll be driving from Sacramento, but we're trying to decide if we want to leave after work on Friday and stay in the Tuolumne Meadows backpackers campground, or wake up super early Saturday morning and drive straight from Sacramento instead .), which is directly downhill (north) from White Wolf campground (7,760 ft.) and highest at Tuolumne Meadows (8,619 ft). Up to Backpacking Page Index ^ Options for Completing the Hik
Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome. Highlights: This popular Half Dome backpacking trip offers a comprehensive Yosemite experience for those seeking an authentic wilderness adventure. From Tuolumne Meadows you'll climb nearly 1,500' to Tuolumne Pass at 10,000 feet for stunning alpine vistas of the rugged Sierra Nevada backcountry We'll meet on Thursday night at our campsite at the Tuolumne Meadows backpackers camp or feel free to arrive Friday morning by 8:00am. After a quick breakfast, we'll drive to the trailhead leaving half of our cars so that we can shuttle back to the trailhead on Sunday when we're finished Photo by Corey Harmon. Why you should go: Catch a glimpse of Cathedral Peak's craggy summit and camp at a pristine, alpine lake on this two-day weekend trek. Distance: 19.5 miles (without Clouds Rest) Elevation Gain: 3,675 feet (total) Difficulty: Moderate Hop onto the John Muir Trail heading southbound from Tuolumne Meadows and wave at sweaty, happy thruhikers as they pass you by on your. Behind the Store is the main road in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground. To Tuolumne Meadows Backpacker Camp We will cut to the Left around the store towards the Backpackers Camp to camp a night or two here in Tuolumne Meadows, or on our way to find the Southbound John Muir Trail Wilderness permit holders may stay in a backpackers' campground the night prior to their hiking start date and the night after returning from each overnight Wilderness trip, but not between the start and end date. Backpacker campgrounds are located in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy, and White Wolf
Crowd Factor: It's a busy trail, for a variety of reasons: it starts at Tuolumne Meadows, the unofficial headquarters of the Tioga Road area; there's a High Sierra Camp and backpackers' campground at the hike's turnaround point; the trail is the gateway to the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne; it's part of the Pacific Crest Trail; and of course, it. Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers Campground. It is found in the Tuolumne Meadows campground (duh!) and apparently it is behind the Dana fire-pit, between the A and B loop. See the map below: Notice that this map is north-south reverse. Therefore if you are driving from the west side, this campground will be on your right For backpackers who prefer to sleep in their own tents, there's also a meal-only option for the High Camps, as well as backpackers' only campsites. Both require a reservation. Glen Aulin to Waterwheel Falls Scenic waterfalls, like Tuolumne Falls, dot hikes in the Yosemite High Country. Grant Montgomery. Best For: Waterfall Seeker
These developed areas of the park around Yosemite Valley and Tioga Road to Tuolumne Meadows essentially split the wilderness into northern and southeastern sections. Several access points open these wilderness areas to backpackers: Hetch Hetchy and White Wolf Campground in the north, Wawona Campground and Bridalveil Creek Campground in the south As parking, camping, and backpacking in Tuolumne Meadows are overwhelmed and overstrained by its popularity and therefore constrained by quotas and restrictions I far prefer to backpack into Tuolumne Meadows from Trailheads located far to the North of Yosemite. Both the maps above are products of the National Park Service. Thanks NPS. Large Donohue Pass lies on the border of Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Both the John Muir Trail (JMT) and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) route through this pass at 11,056 ft.A challenging but beautiful hike that starts from Tuolumne Meadows and follows the JMT for 12.5 miles to the top of the pass with an elevation gain of 2,456ft.(most of which is gained in the last mile or s.. This route is a popular backcountry backpacking route in the park. The route starts at the White Wolf campground at the trailhead sign across from White Wolf Lodge and ends on the southside of highway 120 in Tuolumne meadows 0.1 miles from the road at the trail intersection before hitting the JMT Lembert Dome viewed from near the Tuolumne Meadows Backpackers Campground in Yosemite National Park There was another nice fishing hole with a view not far from our campsite. The 33 mile Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River backpacking trip is considered one of the highlights within Yosemite National Park
Day 1-Elizabeth Lake Trailhead (Tuolumne Meadows Campground) to Nelson Lake (9,605 feet) 5.45 miles; 2,224 feet elevation gain. Along the way: Elizabeth Lake. Option: Explore Reymann Lake (10,050 feet), add 1 mile one-way. Day 2-Nelson Lake to Lower Cathedral Lake Where: Tuolumne Meadows and May Lake. Registration includes: Guided backpacking trip, park entry (as needed), bear-proof canister rental, Yosemite Wilderness permit, and two nights of tent camping at a shared group site at Tuolumne Meadows Campground before and after the trip (August 5 and 8) The original plan was to drive back into the park and sleep in the backpacker's campground, but the backpacker's campground is closed, because the campground is closed. Seriously, Tuolumne Meadows was like a ghost town. The only operational building when we were there was the wilderness office The best and most recent maps of the Tuolumne Meadows campground and general facilities are reproduced on the Tuolumne Meadows Backpacker's Resupply Page. Scroll down to see a recent facilities map. Hiking Notes . Coming South on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail I hike the unmaintained trail up from Glen Aulin to the Bridge above Tuolumne Falls
The night before your trip, you can stay at the Backpackers Campground in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground ($6 per person). I will email a copy of our permit reservation so that you're authorized. To car-camp, try the Tuolumne Meadows Campground or the USFS campgrounds on Tioga Road between Lee Vining and Tioga Pass ($20-ish per night) Backpack Agnew Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows. Rated 5.0 /5 based on 1 customer reviews. Save Review Directions. Details. Distance. 33.69 miles. Elevation Gain. 4756 ft. Route Type Our distance to Tuolumne Pass from this Vogelsang trail junction is .74 of a mile, while the whole length of this trail from Vogelsang to the trail junction with the John Muir Trail in Lyell Canyon is 4.76 miles. Adding in the 1.46 miles South to the edge of the Tuolumne Meadows Car Campground puts the distance to Tuolumne Meadows at 6.22 miles The Tuolumne Meadows Campground is located about 1.5 hours northeast of Yosemite Valley and its tent sites and RV park are open from July to September. Reservations with NPS are available for half of the tent sites at recreation.gov, while the other half of the tent sites are walk-in campsites Starting in Tuolumne Meadows is one way. Starting at Sunrise Lake is a popular route. Starting at Sunrise Lake is a popular route. You can stay in Little Yosemite Valley , but most 'real' backpackers prefer to camp in place they find rather than the crowded back country campgrounds
by dan » Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:39 pm. The walkin Backpackers Campground in Tuolumne Campground is open to all backpackers with a permit for the night before and after. No cars--just you and your tent and backpack. I doubt you'll find a campground in the Valley in June--they are very popular in summer Hi All - Hiking from VVR to Happy Isles in mid July. JMT permit in hand but have a question about camping in Yosemite. Our itinerary has us camping in the Tuolumne Meadows area before turning south for the last 20ish miles. I know there's a campground there that requires permits. I saw on the map that there's also a backpacker camp
Once in Yosemite, follow the signs to Tuolumne Meadows on Highway 120. May Lake trailhead is just west of Tenaya Lake while Glen Aulin is just east of the Tuolumne Meadows campground. You'll want to do a car shuffle so that you have a vehicle at your exit point. From San Francisco and the Bay Area. Take I-580 East; To I-205 Eas 9 reviews of Tuolumne Meadows Store I have to say, I was very impressed with the selection! The store is located in Tuolumne meadows, and it's the only one for many many miles. It's open seasonally, and hours do vary depending on the time of year. But when it is open, you can be sure to find whatever you may have forgotten to pack for your camping or backpacking trip Tuolumne Meadows in the Past Trail Culture 2010----2013. I find Tuolumne Meadows very entertaining every Summer. Tuolumne Meadows becomes a crossroads and gathering place for PCT, TYT, JMT, and Tahoe to Whitney backpackers as soon as the trails open
It's open, but for backpackers the resupply isn't very good. You're not going to find much of a selection or option of things. It also seemed pretty hard for people to get a hitch from there into Yosemite Valley. Backpackers campground is open. $6 per person. They have bear lockers there Located high up in the Tuolumne watershed, this trip easily makes the Top 3 List for all-time favorite OAC backpacking trips. And with good reason! Incredible High Sierra scenery is to be found along the entire length of the Tuolumne: granite slabs, expansive views of the High Country, river water that was snow the day before, and a series of. Backpackers' Camps are for hikers with wilderness permits who need a place to spend a single night either just before they set off into the wilderness or immediately after a trip. Specially Designated Sites for Yosemite Camping. Group Camps: Tuolumne Meadows, Hodgdon Meadow, Bridalveil Creek, Wawon Itinerary. Day 1: Day 1: Day 1 Stop At: Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California Meet your guide in front of the Tuolumne Meadows Store at 3:00 PM. Get acquainted with the group and with your gear. If time allows before dinner, explore some of Tuolumne's iconic features. Grab dinner at the Tuolumne Grill before camping for the night in the Tuolumne Meadows Backpacker's Camp at.