Sunrise High Sierra Camp

Yosemite, California

Sunrise High Sierra Camp Professional Review and Guide

"This out-and-back route leads you from Tenaya Lake steadily upward past all three Sunrise Lakes, skirts the north end of Sunrise Mountain, then descends to a terrace above a long and lovely meadow laced with meandering streams. You can do it as a day hike, visit the High Sierra Camp, or spend the night. The John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails meet this route in the meadow."

Sunrise High Sierra Camp Reviews

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Great hike for late September/Early October. There's still water in the Tuolomne River, so you'll see the waterfalls. However, there are very few people on the trail and no pack mules in the camp. This trail has spectacular views and is pretty easy. Do keep a watch out for the stone markers as you cross open rock faces. It's easy to miss the trail. At the end of the trail, you'll cross two bridges to get to the camp area. Walk through the pack train camp to get to the backpacking camp. There's a nice composting toilet on your right. Go past that, and then the trail forks to three campsites. For the best one, go left at the first fork, and then take the trail to your left.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 to 8 hours
All summer, when Tioga Road is open
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tenaya Lake quad
Local Maps