This hike as it is already is quite long. Garden Betty independently selects products to feature on this site. Backpack Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest. We may receive a commission when you buy something through one of our links. Where to camp for the night if its my first night on the trail? The fastest way to hike Cloud’s Rest starts from the Sunrise Lakes trailhead on Tioga Road near Tenaya Lake on the southwest end and 7 miles west of Tuolumne Meadows. It’s mind-boggling to picture myself as an even tinier dot traversing those ridges just a few days ago. The Yosemite site lists available entry dates for all of their trailheads. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. It was only four miles to Cloud’s Rest from here, but would feel like the longest four miles of my life. Yosemite Valley to Clouds Rest. At about 2.5 miles, you'll reach an intersection with the Sunrise Lakes Trail that heads off to the east. There is tons of places to set up camp right below it and you would be sheltered and within 10 minutes of the peak. Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest. All Rights Reserved. I believe the secret to a good life is... Read more. It also makes a great lake floaty! Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest + Half Dome and back? 15.5 miles 1775 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail. I live on the east side and don’t get to hike much in Yosemite as I always travel with my dog, but I must find a sitter someday for this epic hike. Our main concern was wind; but with the air being so still and warm, we decided to set up camp right on the spine, on a 20-foot span of granite standing thousands of feet above the valley floor. You have to go up and over Clouds Rest then up to the base of Half Dome, or go around Clouds Rest down to Little Yosemite Valley, and even more up to the base of Half Dome. Incredible hike. Get an early start and drive the Tioga Road to the Sunrise Lakes Trailhead in the dark, trying to arrive before sunrise. Clouds Rest is a great day hike for those looking to avoid the crowds of the busy Yosemite Valley and be rewarded with equally stunning – if not better views of Yosemite National Park. You can summit Cloud’s Rest on a day hike but it’s most spectacular as an overnighter, which we did after backpacking in from Sunrise Lakes. Behold: an endless mid-angle slab climb of truly epic proportions! The peak off to the left is Sunrise Mountain, not Clouds Rest, and you don’t have to hike up it. There are multiple ways to reach Clouds Rest, but this route from Tioga Road is the easiest and most direct. You can apply to reserve a … Clouds Rest is a large granite peak within Yosemite National Park. The uphill workout goes on for about 2.5 miles and then finally levels out at the junction that directs you to Sunrise Lakes Trail or Clouds Rest. Turn left to go to the Sunrise Lakes instead. Sure, it doesn’t have the grandeur that Half Dome has, but having been up both of them, I can say that the view from Clouds Rest is the better of the two. Lower Cathedral Lake via John Muir Trail. Epic Yosemite: Sunrise Lakes to Cloud’s Rest http://t.co/9vF…, Absolutely gorgeous, Betty! From Sunrise Lakes, we retraced our steps back to the trail junction with all the signs. All around us were peaks, peaks and more peaks, one after another, layered like a opulent painting. The sunrise lakes trail to Cloud's rest is 12 miles round trip, I think. Going straight will take you to Clouds Rest, another 4.7 miles (7.5 km) ahead. Date of experience: September 2019. If you were camping with other people playing music, I’m sure they’d respect your desire for quiet if you simply asked them to turn it off. If I squinted, I could see the little blue dot that was Tenaya Lake, the start of our hike way, way out there. Right by the trailhead is a small but well-marked parking lot; however, this parking lot is almost always full. The Clouds Rest Trail winds its way through wildflower-covered meadows, forests and rocks before it starts the steep switchbacking (at times stair step) climb. Every person who finds out you’re in Yosemite has to ask, “Have you done Half Dome?”, But what they should really be asking is, “Have you done Cloud’s Rest?”. Hey Linda, What are ur suggestions for clothing and dress? by mozierfamily » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:34 pm . Epic Yosemite: Sunrise Lakes to Cloud’s Rest http://t.co/6LRN8…, RT @theGardenBetty: An overnighter on the summit is a must for any adventurer. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. A filter is needed for both. Sunrise Trailhead: 8151' Clouds Rest summit: 9931' Seasons: (Not that going downhill is any easier than going uphill.). https://stepintoyourjourney.com/yosemite-sunrise-lakes-clouds-rest Yes. This way… no, that way… no, over there… oh look, over there! The people who wrote this article apparently camped right at Cloud's rest, which I didn't realize this was an option (but it sounds awesome), however I'm sure it isn't necessary. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. With no water source near the summit of Cloud’s Rest, we needed to bring enough water for our hike in, that evening’s dinner, the next morning’s breakfast, and the next afternoon’s hike out. If you’re new to backpacking (or backcountry hiking in general), I do not recommend this route unless you’re going with experienced backpackers. When we finally packed up around noon, still no one had made it to the top. We sat on the ridge, munching on jerky and chocolate and laughing at all the people in line to climb the cables on Half Dome. Reach the Clouds Rest summit (9,926 feet). You can certainly do all of Cloud's rest in a day if you're so inclined. Segment log: 5 miles with 2,700 feet elevation change Great thanks for the link Bomplo. I plan on going there in June 2015. This allows you to break up the hike, spend a night relaxing and help you have an early start back on the trail. Clouds Rest is the largest exposed piece of granite on Earth. To my surprise, 4 people were already enjoying sunrise at the top when we arrived there. After taking in a glorious sunset the night before, we woke up to a beautiful, quiet sunrise. This is actually the easiest part of the hike and only the end is a bit steep but not nearly as much of a sweat as the first part of the hike with the switchbacks. Tenaya Lake – Sunrise Trailhead – Clouds Rest Trail [< ----- 0.62 Mile ----- >] Tanaya Lake – Sunrise Lakes Trailhead 8,150 ft elev. Then, let the climbing begin. Clouds Rest Trail (via Sunrise Lakes Trailhead) Distance: 14.2 miles out & back. Only one other hiker had managed to make it up to Cloud’s Rest for sunrise and he stayed for less than an hour, so we had the whole ridge to ourselves that morning, watching the park change colors over the course of several hours. Thank you so much. For Clouds Rest, you need a permit for Sunrise Lakes, and we highly recommend reserving this one, as it’s a very popular route. The Sunrise Lakes trailhead is one of the busiest in the Tuolumne area because it’s the shortest way to Clouds Rest, and close to the shore of Tenaya Lake, a popular stopping point on Highway 120. The Sunrise Lakes trailhead is one of the busiest in the Tuolumne area because it’s the shortest way to Clouds Rest, and close to the shore of Tenaya Lake, a popular stopping point on Highway 120. Epic Yosemite: Sunrise Lakes to Cloud’s Rest http://t.co/SvWT3RFvY0 #…, Two weeks…..and this might be me!!! The Signs don’t say Sunrise Lakes, they instead point you to Sunrise Camp which is another 2.5 miles. Clouds Rest and Sunrise Lakes Loop is a 23 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Plan on starting at Sunrise lakes trailhead, http://www.gardenbetty.com/2013/08/epic-yosemite-sunrise-lakes-to-clouds-rest/. Enjoy 360-degree views of Yosemite, including Half Dome, North Dome, Sentinel Dome, El Capitan, Glacier Point, Cathedral Rocks, Pinnacles, Vogelsang, Tenaya Lake, Olmstead Point, Fletcher Peak, Cathedral Peak, and Unicorn Point. At approximately 2.5 miles, the trail makes a steep climb up approximately 700 ft. to a trail junction - follow the marked trail to Clouds Rest. Also, we were the only ones at Cloud’s Rest, so we brought music. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. http://sierramapper.blogspot.com/ Will be your best friend. Registration includes: Guided backpacking trip, park entry (as needed), bear-proof canister rental, Yosemite Wilderness permit, and tent camping at shared group sites before and … And have permit to climb half dome. Besides being windy and cold, there is no place to bury your waste, so people try to hide their TP under rocks, which your know doesn't work. Trail map: Click here Distance: 14 miles (22.5 km) round trip. Have not read their article, but try not to camp on top of Cloud's Rest. At 15.5 miles total with 1775 ft (541m) of elevation gain, this out-and-back trail is possible as a vigorous day hike but is very enjoyable as a short first-day hike with a scenic stay at Sunrise Lakes with your second day up to Cloud’s Rest and back. Leaving the parking area at the west end of Tenaya Lake, cross the lake's outlet (can be deep in spring, dry by late summer). Make this an overnight with a scenic stay Sunrise Lakes. The Grand Dame of Yosemite domes was a striking feature of the valley. Where: Tuolumne Meadows Campground (orientation), Sunrise Trailhead to Clouds Rest and Yosemite Valley (backpack). It was a relatively safe hike out, but you definitely didn’t want to trip on anything as both sides were fully exposed. We headed down on Friday night and stayed the night in Tuolumne Meadows. Clouds Rest, one of John Muir’s favourite peaks, offers spectacular views over Half Dome and numerous Yosemite peaks. I could lie down on the rock, look up at the sky, and have a 360° IMAX viewing of the Milky Way sprayed across the screen. Sunrise Lakes to Clouds Rest. It can be reached from either Tioga Rd (see below) or Yosemite Valley. Any recommendations in Sierra, Hi, what kind of recommendations? Eichorn Pinnacle via Cathedral Peak Climber's Approach. From Sunrise Lakes, we retraced our steps back to the trail junction with all the signs. With the sun waning on the horizon, we started debating where to set up camp. The John Muir Trail is 211 miles long and runs (mostly in conjunction with the PCT) from Yosemite Valley to Mt Whitney, in California. Jan 7, 2016 - Enjoy spectacular panoramic views including Yosemite Valley and Little Yosemite Valley from Clouds Rest. Meeting Location: Sunrise Lakes Trailhead at 8,150′ High Point: Clouds Rest Summit: 9926′ Elevation Gain: 1,776′ The Clouds Rest hike begins at 7am at the Sunrise Trailhead parking along the west shore of Tenaya Lake. The fastest way to day hike Cloud's Rest starts from the Sunrise Lakes trailhead on Tioga Road near Tenaya Lake. Hands down, Cloud’s Rest is and was the most epic campsite I have ever, ever experienced. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I would never, ever climb Half Dome with all those throngs of folks, solitude rules! The Forsyth Trail descended sharply for the first half mile, winding down a granite staircase through stands of wildflowers. The Sunrise Trail begins by the west side of Tenaya Lake at the center of the most scenic stretch of the Tioga Road, and is one of the more popular trailheads in the Tuolumne Meadows district. Did you need a wilderness permit to camp here? And to cap off our Cloud’s Rest experience, we saw this sweet thing while descending to our next destination. Next segment: Cloud’s Rest to Little Yosemite Valley, I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. Clouds Rest via Tenaya Lake. I just camped near the same CR location a week or so ago. The most epic campsite I’ve ever experienced. Distance: 14.5 miles (23.3 km) round trip Trailhead Elevation: 8,150 feet (2,450 meters) Elevation Gain: 1,775 feet (540 meters) Registration includes: Guided backpacking trip, park entry (as needed), bear-proof canister rental, Yosemite Wilderness permit, and tent camping at shared group sites before and … See our description, photos and practical information for Sunrise Lakes and Clouds Rest and join in with our trekking and … DIFFICULT 15.4 mi. http://www.gardenbetty.com/outdoor-adventures/, Epic Yosemite: Cloud's Rest to Little Yosemite Valley. And now you have a downhill followed by some rolling terrain. In the first 100 yards of the trail we crossed over Tenaya Creek, the only major creek crossing on this trail. At approximately 2.5 miles, the trail makes a steep climb up approximately 700 ft. to a trail junction - follow the marked trail to Clouds Rest. Thanks, it was definitely a trip to remember! I sleep on a Thermarest pad. Epic Yosemite: Sunrise Lakes to Cloud’s Rest http://t.co/SvWT3RFvY0 < TY for RT! It's also a land blessed with the mildest, sunniest climate of any major mountain range in the world. It was only four miles to Cloud’s Rest from here, but would feel like the longest four miles of my life. Your trip looks amazing, I’m glad I stumbled upon this post. This review is the subjective opinion of a … That climbs down 1100 ft. to Tenaya lake in 2.5 miles. Sunrise Lakes and Clouds Rest Key information: Sunrise Lakes and Clouds Rest A choice of walking, including the long highlands walk to Clouds Rest and on to Half Dome. Yay, only 4.7 miles to go! Yes, we started at Sunrise Lakes trailhead. i’m thinking those rocks must have been hard. Don't worry about throngs of summit-hungry hikers: Clouds Rest lacks the crowds that nearby Half Dome attracts. This hike is okay for 1 day if you don't climb to the top of Half Dome (Tenaya Lake Trail Head, not visit Sunrise Lakes but go straight to Clouds Rest, then descend to Little Yosemite Valley Campground / Nevada Fall, then to Happy Isle.) The trail starts at 8,150' and the summits "only" top out at 9,926' (Clouds Rest) and 8,839' (Half Dome), but twice you'll fall to below 7,000' on the JMT between the peaks. From Clouds Rest's airy and cozy summit, the most undeniable natural feature is the Northwest Face, a stunning 5000-foot drop into Tenaya Canyon. I was wondering where exactly you camped up near CR, as I’m reading and ppl are saying you aren’t allowed to on the very top. Clouds Rest is among the hardest of the classic Yosemite day-hikes. Turn left to go to the Sunrise Lakes instead. But for those in the know, this is the place with the best views in the whole park — better than Half Dome, and far less crowded on the trail and at the top. From the trailhead, you start the hike by following the trail markers for Sunrise H.S.C. Just be aware that there’s no water, no fire, not a lot of flat spots for tents, even fewer features to secure your tents to, and you’d have to descend the mountain if you need to go #2. Incredible hike. My California Hiking guide mentions that there are sites available by the upper lake or that we can continue 2 miles to the backpackers camp. There's link to the trail map at the bottom, with some annotations. Though it’s only an inch or two thick, I don’t feel the ground at all. The Trail Nearby Hiking Trails. Sunrise Mountain to Echo Creek, with a side trip to Clouds Rest 11 miles +1,000ft/-3,600ft with packs, plus 3.5 miles +1,050ft/-1,050ft summit trip. From here on, you'll gain nearly 1,500 feet over 4.5 miles and climb, literally, into the clouds. There was no “better” view at camp, as each of our tents had a primo view of the Yosemite peaks. Stayed at Sunrise Lakes after hiking to Clouds Rest. The Clouds Rest Trail winds its way through wildflower-covered meadows, forests and rocks before it starts the steep switchbacking (at times stair step) climb. wow!! Sunrise Lakes and Clouds Rest is one of the top walks in California, Yosemite, USA, and one of the world's best walk, treks, hikes and climbs. At the summit, hike straight, avoiding the trail on the left to Sunrise Lakes. To the west stood Half Dome and though a thousand feet shorter, was no less impressive. Wanting to do both Clouds rest and Half dome. The Forsyth Trail descended sharply for the first half mile, winding down a granite staircase through stands of wildflowers. Length 23 miElevation gain 5682 ftRoute type Loop Clouds Rest (3025 m) has probably the best view of Yosemite Valley, and a view that includes Half Dome (unlike the ugly view from Half Dome that has the parking lot as its main feature). Thank you!! I have never been so Yosemite before and I am finding the website hard to navigate. We took the Cloud’s Rest Trail heading down and west from the summit. The Trail will wind you right next to the first and third lake. log in sign up. In the first 100 yards of the trail we crossed over Tenaya Creek, the only major creek crossing on this trail. MODERATE 2.6 mi. Very beautiful from the top of Clouds Rest!! Sunrise Trailhead off of Tioga Road, just south of Tenaya Lake: Time Required: 7-10 hours to summit of Clouds Rest and back: Length: 13 miles to Clouds Rest and back: Elevation Change: Roughly 2000-feet of elevation gain in two separate pushes with a 400-ft descent in between. Highlights: Valley Views, Peaks. Wilderness. The Clouds Rest hike will begin at the Sunrise Lakes trailhead on Tioga Road. The people who wrote this article apparently camped right at Cloud's rest, which I didn't realize this was an option (but it sounds awesome), however I'm sure it isn't necessary. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more », Hi Linda, Walking just a few feet in any direction from our tent brought us right to the edge of the spine, so something as simple as, say, going to the restroom at night was not something we wanted to do while still half-asleep. Type of Trail: Out & Back How long is the hike to Clouds Rest: ~12 miles (Check out Section 4 ‘Clouds Rest Hike Map, Itinerary, & GPX File’ for more details.) Was your permit Sunrise Lake trailhead? Mid to late summer is best if you want to avoid snow in the high country. Happy Isles -> Clouds Rest (YOSEMITE) Trip [Jan. 17-19] Home › Forums › Campfire › Pre-Trip Planning › Happy Isles -> Clouds Rest (YOSEMITE) Trip [Jan. 17-19] Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Forums are supported by our merchant partners . It flattened out for the next two miles, passing through a beautiful wooded valley. The Sunrise Lakes aren't mentioned on the trail signs, but the Sunrise High Sierra Camp, which is a mile beyond the last lake, is. I almost had whiplash just taking it all in. EASY 3.8 mi. A narrow ridge no more than 20 feet wide (with the smallest section about 10 feet wide), the summit looked like a stack of building blocks. DIFFICULT 24.1 mi. . Ask Backpacker_0905 about Cloud's Rest. See my last Epic Yosemite post. Clouds Rest is famously one of the best views of Yosemite’s Valley. At about 2.5 miles, you'll reach an intersection with the Sunrise Lakes Trail that heads off to the east. All the maps and trail guides talk about Half Dome. This is Yosemite glacial geology at its finest. Thanks for the post, And the amazing pictures. At about 2.5 miles, you'll reach an intersection with the Sunrise Lakes Trail that heads off to the east. I could even see Cathedral Peak in the distance, the site of my very first backpacking trip in 2008. log in sign up. Which month 8f year did you guys went? Should we hike down a bit and pitch our tents on a lower ridge? CLOUDS REST TRAIL QUICK FACTS. Some people camp at Sunrise lakes, which isn't super far from Tenaya lakes. You can hike the Cloud's rest trail from Tenaya lakes and back in one long day (14.5 miles). Watching the sunset to a soundtrack of Ben Gibbard on my iPod speaker, I was tearing up thinking about how exquisite that place, and especially that moment, was. This is right off of Higway 120/Tioga Road between Olmstead Point and Tenaya Lake. We started from Tenaya lake 3AM thinking that we were crazy. Thanks to your post, I’m headed there with three friends next week!!! Though if I were there and I heard somebody playing music out of an Ipod speaker, I would have drop-kicked it into Tenaya Canyon…. We stopped at a little lake on the trail to fill up every bottle and bladder we brought with us; 164 ounces later, I was pretty sure I’d tip over if a leaf had so much as fallen on me. I've been watching the web cams, Clouds Rest got a nice dusting of snow yesterday but it's already melting off. It starts with the first 2.7 miles of the Sunrise Trail, followed by 2.3 miles of the Forsyth Trail, and finally the actual Clouds Rest Trail for 2 miles. It starts with the first 2.7 miles of the Sunrise Trail, followed by 2.3 miles of the Forsyth Trail, and finally the actual Clouds Rest Trail for 2 miles. If the lot is full, you can park along the road as well just abide by the signs. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. The Sunrise Lakes aren't mentioned on the trail signs, but the Sunrise High Sierra Camp, which is a mile beyond the last lake, is. Learn how your comment data is processed. Thank you for making us almost feel like we were there! … Sunrise Lakes Loop via Clouds Rest Trail. From the landing to Clouds Rest, you will travel about 4 miles with water found this time of year around 1.5 miles (unnamed pond/lake) and 2.25 miles (very small “creek”). The people who wrote this article apparently camped right at Cloud's rest, which I didn't realize this was an option (but it sounds awesome), however I'm sure it isn't necessary. We took Tenaya lakes trail. We went in July. Press J to jump to the feed. Epic Yosemite: Sunrise Lakes to Cloud’s Rest: Clouds Rest and Sunrise Lakes (Yosemite) A long circuit through Yosemite National Park, which combines Clouds Rest and the high-elevation Sunrise Lakes. From the Sunrise Lakes Trailhead at Tenaya Lake, you’ll cross the outflow stream and marshy terrain among many trees, but in less than a mile move into more open, rocky terrain . If you camp, you'll need a wilderness permit. Such a beautiful hike. looks amazing!!!! Sunrise Lakes are only about a half mile from the junction. Laura Morrow Jacobs liked this on Facebook. Sunrise Lakes is beautiful--especially the meadows in the morning. Trailhead: Sunrise Lakes. Going straight will take you to Clouds Rest, another 4.7 miles (7.5 km) ahead. The views were imposing and humbling. This junction is a great spot to chill out for a bit. Make this an overnight with a scenic stay Sunrise Lakes. You can camp at one of the Sunrise Lakes. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from May until September. After the trail splits, it climbs along a gently graded slope through Sunrise Lakes. Start out at the Tenaya Lake Trailhead, where you can head directly onto the trail for Clouds Rest or you can branch off after 2.7 miles to Sunrise … Our climb began shortly after. Take the Sunrise Lakes trail from Tenaya Lake. 2. The trail started opening up to views of Yosemite Valley, and we had our first peeks at Cloud’s Rest as well as a whole skyline of domes. After the first 1.5 mile hike on the relatively flat trail, you begin to climb up the lower slope below Sunrise Mountain. . Gorgeous pictures! After passing Tenaya Lake, you will see the small parking lot for Sunrise Lakes on the left-hand side, and this is where the trail to Clouds Rest leaves from. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views including Yosemite Valley and Little Yosemite Valley from Clouds Rest. The Sunrise Trail begins by the west side of Tenaya Lake at the center of the most scenic stretch of the Tioga Road, and is one of the more popular trailheads in the Tuolumne Meadows district. Just before the final scramble to the summit, we reached the infamous Cloud’s Rest Foot Trail. Here’s another sign for Clouds Rest at the junction. You'll pass a small tarn on the right, and cross a small stream twice - be sure to treat some water at the stream as the trail will be dry for several miles afterwards. It’s a 14-mile round trip journey with endless ups and downs which even rivals it’s more famous neighbor Half Dome. Now if I were to do Cloud’s Rest again, I definitely would not take this trail to the top… You’d have to be quite hardy to go up it from Little Yosemite Valley, which we were hiking down to. Part two of our adventure from Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park past Sunrise Lakes then up and over Clouds Rest before camping at Sunrise Creek. @AstridBryce, RT @theGardenBetty: This is the peak that truly stands apart from Half Dome. Visitors to Yosemite can’t help but be awestruck when looking up at the prominent knife of granite known as Clouds Rest. Elevation Gain: 1,775 feet. Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet (700 m) Permit Demand: Very High. The sunrise lakes trail to Cloud's rest is 12 miles round trip, I think. Below Cloud ’ s Rest at 9,931 feet, the enduring popularity of Rest... 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