Glen Aulin - Backpack, Camp, Hike, and Swim near Glen Aulin, California
Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp, Pacific Crest Trail, Glen Aulin, CA, USA,Glen Aulin,California
37.9093559, -119.4190586
0.3 miles SE of Glen Aulin, California
Address: Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp, Pacific Crest Trail, Glen Aulin, CA, USA
GPS: 37°54'33.7"N 119°25'8.6"W
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State: California
Trail Length: 12.00 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 800 feet

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This trail is a popular route to take in the Yosemite High Country because it is a good introductory hike into the backcountry. At the end of the hike there are several waterfalls as well as a High Sierra Camp to stay at. This can be done as a day hike to the High Sierra Camp, and visitors can then enjoy a good meal and a nice tent. If hikers do not wish to pay the fee for the meal service/provided tent, there are several backpacker campsites throughout the site as well. 

The majority of the trail will follow the Tuolumne River as it meanders through the Tuolumne Meadows and up into the High Sierra. Once reachingn the Glen Aulin camp, the beautiful White Cascade waterfall will be right next to the camp. Most visitors will use this camp as a basecamp for their adventures because the area has so many cool places to explore. One area that is popular to go to is Waterwheel Falls, which passes through a unique granite canyon. Outside of the camp and part of a different day hike is a trip to the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. Many people will also enjoy a quick swim in the river, depending on how swift the current is. 

There is plenty of wildlife to see, especially when the trails first open. Usually the trail will be open once road access is cleared to Tuolumne Meadows. Because of elevation, the flowers will bloom later than flowers found in Yosemite Valley. Also due to elevation, the High Country will be much cooler during the summer than in most places in the park. 

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  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
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  1. Head northeast on CA-120 E
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