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Tenaya Canyon, CA

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Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Distance One Way 10 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,169 feet
Elevation Gain -4,000 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 16.67
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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16  2012-09-29 toddak
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Preferred   Aug, Sep, Oct
Sun  6:39am - 4:46pm
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Water
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Clouds Rest
Clouds Rest
0.0 mi away
13.0 mi
3,214 ft
Tenaya Peak
0.0 mi away
5.9 mi
2,384 ft
Yosemite Valley-Happy Isles Trailhead
0.2 mi away
17.3 mi
Murphy Creek Trail
0.7 mi away
6.8 mi
707 ft
Murphy Creek Trail to Polly Dome Lake
0.7 mi away
5.5 mi
500 ft
May Lake Trail
1.2 mi away
2.4 mi
500 ft
Mount Hoffmann Trail - Yosemite NP
Mount Hoffmann Trail - Yosemite NP
1.2 mi away
5.8 mi
2,008 ft
Olmsted Point Nature Trail
1.3 mi away
300 ft
Olmsted Point
1.3 mi away
0.2 mi
54 ft
The North Rim
4.3 mi away
30.0 mi
3,360 ft
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Overview: A beautiful forested and pool-filled canyon, hidden deep below the soaring granite walls of Clouds Rest and Mount Watkins. Miles of rock hopping and boulder scrambling, with four rappels up to 70 feet from bolted anchors. Best in late summer and fall, the inner gorge would be impassable at high water levels.


There are two approaches: 1) follow the outlet of Tenaya Lake, descending the steep slabs south of Pywiack Cascade or 2) direct descent from Olmsted Point to the base of Pywiack Cascade via a steep, brushy gully. There are also two exits: 1) climb back up and out via Snow Creek trail or 2) continue down into the Valley and car shuttle back to the start.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    NPS

    Yosemite National Park
    Entrance Fees
    Wilderness Permit
    Half Dome Permit - Currently required 7 days a week. Check the link for the most up to date information.

    2014 - 300 permits issued daily, 225 for dayhikers.
    2013 - 400 permits issued daily, 300 for dayhikers.


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    Paved - Car Okay

    To canyon trip
    Start from Sunrise trailhead or Olmsted Point in Yosemite NP
    page created by toddak on Oct 03 2012 6:41 pm
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