Tuolumne Meadows to Red’s Meadow Trail

Yosemite Village, California 93649

Tuolumne Meadows to Red’s Meadow Trail

Tuolumne Meadows to Red’s Meadow Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Many thru-hikers begin the John Muir Trail in Tuolumne Meadows, since it’s easier to get permits here than from the Happy Isles trailhead. Others start here to avoid the big climb out of Yosemite Valley and enjoy a more manageable trip start. Indeed, this section begins with the flattest expanse of the John Muir Trail: nearly 8 miles of gentle walking along the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River through wooded thickets and picture-perfect meadows. Eventually you will tackle Donahue Pass (11,056 feet), home to many enchanting tarns, and Island Pass (10,205 feet), with its unique islets floating at high elevation. The next few days of hiking bring you past lovely alpine lakes with ample camping. Finally, reach the unique geologic formation of Devils Postpile and the relative creature comforts of Red’s Meadow, with free hot-spring showers, home-cooked meals, and a general store. Outstanding features: Lyell Canyon, Donahue Pass, Island Pass, Thousand Island Lake, Shadow Lake, Red’s Meadow Resort and Campground"

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Trail Information

Yosemite Village
Nearby City
37
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3–5 days
Duration
8,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,150 feet
Top Elevation

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