Poopenaut Valley Trail

Yosemite National Park, California 95389

Elevation Gain1,345ft
Trailhead Elevation4,601ft
Elevation Min/Max3323/4601ft
Elevation Start/End4601/4601ft

Poopenaut Valley Trail

Poopenaut Valley Trail is a hiking trail in Tuolumne County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 4,601 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,345 feet.

Poopenaut Valley Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"If you like to have the river all to yourself, this is the hike. Poopenaut Valley, a small, level valley once occupied by cattlemen and sheepherders, sits in the lower canyon of the Tuolumne River downstream from O’Shaughnessy Dam and the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The trail to Poopenaut Valley is a brutally steep path, discouraging most hikers. The trail does provide quick and rewarding access to an isolated pastoral area along the Tuolumne River. Watch for rattlesnakes."

"This often-overlooked trail provides a beautiful, albeit steep, introduction to lower-elevation Yosemite. Best suited to the cooler months, the trail leads down a steep forested trail to the Tuolumne River. In fall you can enjoy beautiful beaches and swimming holes, and in spring enjoy the river’s swirling waters. Visit this location mid-fall through spring but not summer, when temperatures are sizzling."

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