Backpack to Glen Aulin

13 Miles Round Trip - 600 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Glen Aulin Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Alex Souza

Glen Aulin has a backpackers campground with potable water and pit style restrooms. Beautiful White Cascade (Glen Aulin Falls) is just a stones throw from camp, making for a great swimming hole on a hot summer afternoon. Enjoy a sunset over the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River. 

A waterfall oasis in the heart of the sierra. The Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp sits along the beautifully winding Tuolumne River. White Cascade an 80ft waterfall sits at the edge of camp and provides an excellent swimming hole at its base. Don't miss the excellent sunsets here. A few nearby granite promenades serve as great viewing points down the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne.

Nearby Waterwheel Falls makes a great day trip from camp. A 6 mile round trip hike down the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River will get you there with plenty of waterfalls and prime swimming holes along the way.

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Camping
Fishing
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13 Miles
600 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Tioga Rd, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389, USA

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Great first backpacking trip

I did my first backpacking trip on this trail with a group of friends. It was really hot in the summer, but it was super nice to dip in the water for a bit. Lots of mosquitos! Quiet even though it's a popular trail, and it is SO beautiful. Highly recommend this trail.