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Yosemite High Sierra Camps

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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So Cal
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117 reviews 117 reviews
66 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Before getting started, understand that this is a backcountry hiking trip with occasional steep gains and losses in altitude. The camps are about seven to ten miles apart. So before signing up you should know that you are physically up to the trip. All of the camps are separated by foot trails, and you will be “off the grid”. There... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Despite reading so many positive reviews my high expectations were exceeded throughout this trip. You can't really judge the welcome you receive at each of the camps and how welcome a small, shared canvas tent will be until you have hiked several miles to get there. Hearty food, interesting company and hot showers at most of the locations also add... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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13 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

You've read the other reviews, so I won't go into much detail on the basics. The food is great and plentiful. The tents are dry and the beds/ cots are pretty comfortable. Remember to bring along a VERY lightweight bag, or what I have, a sleeping bag insert / liner. The folks who tend the camps have always been really... More

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Chino Hills, California, United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I recently did the 5-day ranger-guided hike to 3 of the high sierra camps: Sunrise, Merced Lake, and Vogelsang. The trails are quite a challenge, especially the first day (since I had not yet acclimated to the altitude). But they take you to such beautiful places, it is very much worth the effort. Ranger James has an amazing knowledge about... More

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Hawthorne, Nevada
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12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Went to the Sunrise High Sierra Camp (having been twice previously to Glen Aulin). Dinner was a salad, Raviolis in canned tomatoes and garlic, and german Chocalate cake. The salad was nothing special, the raviolis were bland - just like the tomatoes, and the german chocolate cake was hard to recognize as cake - it was more like pudding. The... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The High Sierra Camps are a rustic but comfortable way to have a life-enhancing experience in the Yosemite Wilderness. Read what you can about the trekking and recognize that it can be exhausting, painful and dirty. If you can appreciate clean water from a spigot, a warm cot to rest your aching muscles, good and plentiful food to refuel your... More

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Lake Forest, Ca.
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14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We just returned from our first experience with the High Sierra Camps. We'd return in a heartbeat. We actually won our spots in the lottery, but we heard that is a difficult thing to do. We stayed in Curry Village the first night, then took a bus to Tuolumne Meadows to start. Night one we stayed at the Vogelsang camp.... More

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Simi Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We just finished the Vogalsang, Merced Lake and Sunrise portion of the High Sierra Camp Loop in Yosemite with our 10 year old daughter and it was fabulous. When I was in my 20's I used to back-pack but thought I had to give it up due to back problems with herniated disks, but this option allowed me to once... More

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12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

These camps are the best experience you can have in the High Sierra's. Each of the 5 camps are a 1-day hike apart and each have different views and amenities. Common among them is the traditional canvas tent cabin which will will likely share with others. There is also a rustic kitchen which serves fabulous dinners and breakfasts. There are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The Yosemite High Sierra Camps offer lodging, food, bathrooms, and showers in camps located a day's hike apart. These camps offer the chance to hike one of the most spectacular places in the world without having to schlep tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear and meals. The camps have tents with comfortable beds with linens, blankets, and pillow, fireplaces, and shelves... More

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Address: Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
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Also Known As:
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