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Half Dome Trail

Yosemite National Park, CA

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Half Dome is a 14-16 mile out and back endurance hike taking you 4800 feet above the Yosemite Valley to spectacular views of Vernal and Nevada Falls, Liberty Cap, Half Dome, and panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra.

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Preston Falls
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13 Completed 12 Reviews

Hiked this one several times. Nice parking area with restrooms. Heading east on Hwy 120 about 10 or 15 miles past Groveland, you will finally see a sign that says San Jose Camp, Cherry Lake Road. The road winds down to the river then go right where it "T"s off. You will see the living facilities of the Hetch Hetchy employees and then the parking area and trail head. The trail follows the Tuolumne River and is mostly flat and east to follow. BONUS INFORMATION: If you turn left at the "T" instead of right, you will head toward the power station. There is a bridge with room to park and another trail head that runs for miles in the opposite direction. Either way, it's a nice place to check out. The only problem is that it's way out there so you need to get an early start to get there in time to get your miles in. Also; wild Bay Leaves everywhere, so bring a baggie and fill it up.

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Carlon Falls
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice hike. Beautiful falls. Fun swimming hole in the summer. We loved it.

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Carlon Falls
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice hike & one of the few trails opened in the area due to the Rim Fire.

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Carlon Falls
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Had a great time! The trail is fairly easy to hike

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Carlon Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I hiked this trail over the 4th of July weekend. It was one of the few that are open this year, after the devestation caused by the rim fire. the trail is lined by beautiful trees (or what's left of them) and a small river runs along side. at one point we stopped and relaxed on a fallen tree that lay across the river. It was about 95º but felt much cooler in the shade. The trail is fairly easy (I'll take my 3 yr old next time) although the last half mile gets somewhat steep

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Preston Falls
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Beautiful trail!! Deffinately check it out :)

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Jack Main Canyon and Tilden Lake
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome awesome awesome one of my favorite hikes all time !!!!!!

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Preston Falls
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30 Completed 18 Reviews

Preston Falls is a smallish falls in the Tuolumne River just outside Hetch Hetchy. The hike is moderate with undulating hills and goes along the river, so there's always a water presence. There's a shady, level area perfect for a picnic when you reach the falls. Dangle your feet and cool off then head back. A very pleasant hike accessible between Groveland and the Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park

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Carlon Falls
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

The trailhead is located just past the Carlon picnic area sign, over the bridge. You can park on either side of Evergreen Road at the day use areas. We located the parking area easily. There was a map at the information board, the map says trailhead closed from 8/1/11 till 1/1/2012. So bummed. There is construction equipment blocking the trailhead. Major bummer.
I look forward to trying this again next year.

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Poopenaut Valley
by Jessica

Completed Reviews

I hiked this valley 4 days ago and since im not in very good shape is was hard. on the way down its very steep and hard on the legs, there are a few nice spots to look at but your going so fast down the hill you dont get to enjoy it that much. My friends and i camped at the bottom by the stream and that was nice, not too many people there so it gives you privacy. the next day when we hiked back up it was very hard, very steep, it took me and a friend 1 hr and 45 min but it only took our other friends 1 hr and 10 min, so i guess it depends who you are. I might not do it again but i would tell someone else about it if there looking to work out there legs for sure.

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