Route: Tahoe Yosemite Trail (CA)

Submitted by Pete Brown on Mon, 12/07/2020 - 02:26pm
California, US
170 mi
Vertical Gain
40,800 ft

Trail travels from Tahoma, Ca on the shores of Lake Tahoe to Tuolumne Meadows, Ca within Yosemite National Park. This route mirrors the iconic PCT for the majority of the route, with the only deviation the first dozen miles within Desolation Wilderness starting at Meeks Bay trailhead up over Phipps Pass where the last 150 plus miles follow the PCT to Tuolumne Meadows. Total distance is 170 miles with around 40,000 ft of gain. The route has 4 HWY crossings and typically has abundant water resources with the exception of the fall season. 

The FKT may be done in either direction.

Established Sections along the Tahoe Yosemite Trail include the following:

Sonora Pass to Carson Pass

Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass




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Nice route!