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The Best Backpacking in Midpines

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Top backpacking spots in and near Midpines

  • Mariposa County, California

    Hike to Alder Creek Falls

    10 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The trail leads from the parking area across the Mosquito Creek road and heads uphill north through an open pine forest with manzanita growing on dry slopes. The trail provides access to Alder Creek Falls a hidden gem within Yosemite's Wawona wilderness. I did the trail towards the end of Februar...
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  • Wawona, California

    Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Falls

    17.18 mi / 4373 ft gain
    Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Falls is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Wawona, California

    Buena Vista, Royal Arch, and Crescent Lakes Loop

    26.49 mi / 5837 ft gain
    Buena Vista, Royal Arch, and Crescent Lakes Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Wawona, California

    Chilnualna Falls Trail

    7.83 mi / 2339 ft gain
    Chilnualna Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Wawona, California

    Wawona to Half Dome to Yosemite Valley

    33.37 mi / 8986 ft gain
    Wawona to Half Dome to Yosemite Valley is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Fish Camp, California.
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  • Yosemite National Park, California

    Buena Vista Lake via Chilnualna Falls Trailhead

    24.64 mi / 5453 ft gain
    Hiking and camping at Buena Vista Lake is a beautiful way to see the south side of Yosemite… the name says it all. With beautiful 360 degree views from Buena Vista Peak you get to look at the backside of Half Dome, up to Clouds Rest and all the domes and peaks in-between. You can reach the trail...
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  • Yosemite National Park, California

    Backpack to Johnson Lake

    24 mi / 4500 ft gain
    Your trek begins at the Chilnualna Falls trailhead in Wawona near the South Gate in Yosemite. The first suggestion I have is to check the weather in the area to make sure you won't be slowed down by rain or snow. It's about 12 miles from the trailhead to the lake and if you are a swift hiker and ...
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  • Yosemite National Park, California

    Backpack to Crescent Lake

    20 mi / 4100 ft gain
    Crescent Lake is another beautiful spot a long the Beuna Vista loop. Starting at the Chilnualna Trailhead in Wawona, you start your journey climbing about 4.6 miles and 2,300 feet to the top of Chilnualna Falls (always a good place to rest). Beyond the falls, continue a long the trail and always ...
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  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    Nordic Ski and Snowshoe to Glacier Point

    5.0
    21 mi
    Known for its breathtaking vistas, towering granite faces, and thundering waterfalls, Yosemite National Park truly is one of the world’s most astounding landscapes. Though the park covers nearly 1200 square miles, the vast majority of the ~4 million annual visitors spend almost all their time ar...
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  • Yosemite National Park, California

    Winter Backpack to Sentinel Dome in Yosemite

    5.0
    19.23 mi / 860 ft gain
    The goal for our weekend was to do some winter camping in the Yosemite backcountry; we decided on Sentinel Dome as our destination. The trail is a cakewalk during the summer, but winter turns it into a 10 mile uphill grind from the car. Most people opt to head for the ski hut at Glacier Point, bu...
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  • Wawona, California

    Tamarack Flat to El Capitan

    16.54 mi / 3793 ft gain
    Tamarack Flat to El Capitan Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Wawona, California

    Tamarack Flat to Yosemite Valley

    16.79 mi / 3875 ft gain
    Tamarack Flat to Yosemite Valley Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Backpack Yosemite's South Rim

    5.0
    18 mi / 2800 ft gain
    Step 1: Get Wilderness Permit from the Wilderness Office the day before! Permits are free and required. This trail is a Point-to-Point trail so make sure you have a shuttle situation figured out (or you can always hitch hike).  The best option is to get dropped off at Tunnel View so that you don'...
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  • Mariposa County, California

    Dewey Point via Tunnel View

    5.0
    9.25 mi / 2979 ft gain
    Dewey Point lies on the western side of the Pohono Trail, across the valley from El Capitan and above Cathedral Rocks. When I was there in September, it was deserted but for a few birds drifting on the thermals above the cliffs. The sunset was stunning. It felt like there was nothing between me a...
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  • YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, California

    Dewey Point via McGurk Meadow Trailhead

    5.0
    7.51 mi / 300 ft gain
    Before you start, be sure to visit the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and grab an overnight permit. More info on this at nps.gov. This trail meanders through beautiful, dense meadows full of wildlife - watch for bears! When you're not hiking among the wildflowers and babbling brooks, you're enc...
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  • Wawona, California

    Buena Vista Crest Trail to Royal Arch Lake

    30.03 mi / 3606 ft gain
    Buena Vista Crest Trail to Royal Arch Lake is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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