Do you love hiking and the outdoors? Are you an adventurer looking for your next escapade? If your answer was an emphatic yes to both these questions, then you absolutely must pay Clouds Rest a visit!
How to get to Clouds Rest
Located in the heart of Yosemite National Park, Clouds Rest Mountain is a stunning site to behold. From Oakhurst, you can get to Clouds Rest through Wawona Road and California State Route 120. The journey takes about two hours by car. Once you get to Clouds Rest you’ll be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscape and if you’re ready to ascend to the summit, you can use the following routes to ascend to the top:
- Take a 7.2-mile hike from Tioga Pass Road, slightly southwest of Tenaya Lake. Keep your eyes peeled for the “Sunrise” signs.
- Alternatively, you can use a 9.4-mile hike by way of the Happy Isles trail out of Little Yosemite Valley.
There are more challenging and complex routes you can use to get to Clouds Rest’s summit, however, these are the simplest routes. Still, that doesn’t mean ascending to Clouds Rest’s summit is easy, and it isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you fear heights, you may want to sit it out. For adventurers, ascending to the top is definitely something you don’t want to miss out on.
What to do at Clouds Rest
The view from the summit of Clouds Rest is absolutely spectacular! At approximately 9,930m high, Clouds Rest prides itself in having the best view of Yosemite-National Park and Yosemite Valley. From the summit, you can also take in 360-degree views of America’s vast landscape. How amazing is that? But if you aren’t a mountaineering enthusiast, there’s still lots of other things you can do at Yosemite.
In addition to the spectacular view from the summit other scenic landmarks include Tenaya Lake, Mt. Hoffman and the Sentinel, North and Half Domes. Yosemite National Park is certainly a place you want to visit.
You deserve to get the most out of your hiking trip at the Yosemite National Park. So before you set out, here are a couple of things you should do.
- Carry plenty of water.
- Set off early to get parking and steer clear of crowds.
The scenery at Yosemite-National Park is picturesque. It’s a place you’ll definitely not want to leave. And if you’d like to extend your stay you can! The Waterfall Lodge near Yosemite is a peaceful and tranquil place. It’s a place where you can rest, recuperate and refresh in a serene environment. Call 1-559-978-9010 to reserve a place at the lodge.