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Grand Canyon of Tuolumne

The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River trek is considered one of the highlights within Yosemite National Park. This route follows the Tuolumne River through a deep canyon that leads from Tuolumne Meadows to the Hetch hetchy Reservoir. The Impressive granite peaks and domes, spectacular waterfalls, alpine meadows, and nonstop views of the Tuolumne River are enough to make this a once in a lifetime trip! The trail descends into the grand canyon passing some of the most notable waterfalls in yosemite including Waterwheel and california falls. What makes this trip unique is that following the descent into the canyon, you are hiking along side the Tuolumne river for over 15 miles- providing some of the most exhilarating swimming holes to play in making this the perfect summer trip! This hike then continues to Pate Valley and climbs back up to stunning views of the hetch hetchy reservoir. A truly unique and sublime experience of Yosemite!




This trek follows well maintained trails and has a moderate hiking distance of about 8 miles per day. There will be sections of steeper terrain and rocky sections of trail with bigger step-up and step-downs. Due to the elevation gain of this trek (most of which is coming out of the canyon), it is considered a challenging Level 3-4 hike. Weight carried will be between 30-40 lbs per person.


Whats Included?

  • Top-of-the-line tent, backcountry sleeping pad and multi-day backpack, headlamps, utensils and poles.

  • High quality, synthetic sleeping bag (Laundered after every use- $15 cleaning fee) – or bring your own!

  • Breakfast, lunch, and 4-course dinner prepared by your guide while in the field.

  • Professional local mountain guide certified as Wilderness First Responder, Food Handling & Leave No Trace Principles with years of professional and personal wilderness experience and a passion for leading others.

  • Wilderness and National park backcountry camping permits.

  • Bear canisters for food storage.

  • Water Filtration systems- all water filtered by your guide!

  • Emergency equipment including an extensive first-aid kit and satellite communication device (InReach Explorer).

  • For Yosemite National Park Treks: Mandatory 5% national park fee that passes through directly to Yosemite.

  • A discount of 10% off any TrekSierra trip after your first!


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