Waterwheel Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

Yosemite, California 95389

Waterwheel Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a rugged multiday shuttle hike following the course of the Tuolumne River downstream from Tuolumne Meadows as it tumbles over waterfalls and cascades, including the famous Waterwheels, through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne almost as far as Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The trail drops all the way to 4,200 feet before laboring back up 3,600 feet to White Wolf at the very end. It's a wild, exhilarating hike for those in good condition. You will need two cars, leaving one at White Wolf, the other at the Glen Aulin Trailhead, or take advantage of the Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle."

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Trail Information

Yosemite
Nearby City
28.1
Distance
7,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3 to 5 days
Duration
Early July is best for cooler temperatures and full-flowing waterfalls
Season
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Falls Ridge, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, Tamarack Flat, Ten Lakes, and Tioga Pass quads
Local Maps

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Dec 2018