Answer 1 of 5: 1. Click Here For Yours! The Happy Isles to Nevada Falls (or LYV) is essentially up all the time and has no significant down portion to take into account. Snow is almost all avoidable now. Geography. 3. I took the Happy Isles trail and stayed right as soon as I saw a sign for Clouds Rest. This is near the Little Yosemite Valley campground so there should be some bathrooms to use on your right. Start at the Happy Isles Trailhead and follow either the Mist Trail or JMT to the Mist Trail/JMT junction. The most scenic approach that also isn't too far is coming south on the JMT/Cathedral Lakes trail out of Tuolumne Meadows. This is Yosemite glacial geology at its finest. Recommend to start early in the morning as it gets really hot during the day. Besides hiking on the Mist Trail and doing a more challenging hike, this route has a couple of other advantages compared to the Tenaya Lake Route. Out and back is a nice day hike. Cloud’s Rest is the highest peak in the Tenaya Canyon region of the park at 9,930 feet, and has one of the best views in the park, along with Sentinel Dome, Mt. 4. Linked [ ] linked : Clouds Rest. Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Valley via Clouds Rest: Country: United States: State: California: Nearby Town: Yosemite Valley: Rating: Directions: Park in the Happy Isles trailhead parking lot. The most scenic approach that also isn't too far is coming south on the JMT/Cathedral Lakes trail out of Tuolumne Meadows. You can also park along Tioga Road. Yes. Walk to Curry Village and take the hiker's shuttle to the Sunrise Trailhead at Tenaya Lake on Hwy 120/Tioga Rd. Yes. r/Yosemite. There were about a dozen other hikers and probably just as many marmots enjoying the view. I was able to convince my friends that it was a good idea to make the 22 mile and 6,000 vertical day hike in the winter to Clouds Rest. After nearly a year of planning, it's finally here! Park at trailhead parking lot* Happy Isles to Little Yosemite Valley (LYV) 18. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. 2. Filmed the experience in 4k. Clouds Rest via Happy Isles. Love YOSEMITE. Yosemite National Park is open to those with reservations begining on Thursday, June 11. Park at trailhead parking lot* Happy Isles to Sunrise/Merced Lake (pass-through) 6. Take the next two rights to get back onto the JMT and follow that back down to the valley. So I took the shuttle to Happy Isles, where the JMT trail head is, filled up my Platypus, applied sunscreen and started the long adventure. Love YOSEMITE. Yes. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, gezeltet und gebackpackt werden. I’d recommend taking the Jmt down instead of the mist trail to save your knees a bit. The Yosemite Valley to Cloud’s Rest backpacking route gives you the best of Yosemite Valley – hiking to the top of the north rim and Yosemite Falls and back to the valley via John Muir Trail. Most folks never trek past Vernal Falls, and after the Half Dome junction, the trail is nearly deserted. The trail starts on the southwest side of Tenaya Lake at the Sunrise Trailhead. The trail starts on the southwest side of Tenaya Lake at the Sunrise Trailhead. This hike starts at Happy Isles, the starting point of the famous Half Dome route, and forks off the Half Dome trail to head over to Clouds Rest. r/Yosemite. The Yosemite Valley to Cloud’s Rest backpacking route gives you the best of Yosemite Valley – hiking to the top of the north rim and Yosemite Falls and back to the valley via John Muir Trail. 3. User account menu. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App. Clouds rest trail/John Muir trail Junction to Happy Isles via John Muir trail Continue on the JMT until the Half Dome/JMT junction. I can't believe it! Can view it here for reference: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFCcB03vM-nepESoPJ4KvA. 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