Tenaya Lake to Clouds Rest
Route type: Other
Total climb: 780.84 ft
Distance: 9.53km, 5.92 miles. Like (82)
Clouds Rest (elevation 9926 feet) is one of those summits in Yosemite National Park from where one can "look down" on Half Dome (elevation 8800 ft) and enjoy a 360 degree panaromic view of Yosemite high peaks. The hike from Tenaya Lake to Clouds rest is a beautiful hike with magnificient views of expansive granite walls and far reaching forests. This route is also shorter in distance and elevation gain than one starting in Yosemite Valley, and attracts far less crowds than the Half Dome trail.