Tiltill Valley Trail

Groveland, California 95321

Tiltill Valley Trail

Tiltill Valley Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This route tours the northern edge of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Across the lake, the views of Kolana Rock and the sheer granite walls of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne are majestic, contrasting pleasantly with the intimate serenity of Tiltill Valley."

Tiltill Valley Trail Reviews

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5/24/2008
Beautiful hike. Wapamana Falls is a lot of fun early in the season when flow is high and wind is blowing mist across the bridge. The First ~5 miles of the hike are along Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, high above largley with beautiful vistas. Rancheria Falls campground is large and adequate. The Falls cascade more than fall, but hike to the bridge above the for a great view down to the reservoir. The switchbacks up to the saddle between Rancheria and Tiltill Valley are strenuous. In early spring I stopped counting after 10 trees downed across the trail many necessitating off trail hiking to get around. The guidebooks aren't lying when they say Tiltill meadow will be a sopping mush in spring. It was ankle deep when I went. There were several decent campsites, and one really large one. This was a good early season hike when many other places are still snowbound.
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Trail Information

Groveland
Nearby City
18.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 days
Duration
Late May - Early July
Season
3,813 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,900 feet
Top Elevation
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Lake Eleanor
Local Maps

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Oct 2018