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Deer Camp Bypass to Southern Yosemite

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 3.0 (2)

Wildflower meadows within the heart of Yosemite Wilderness.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

7,675' 2,339 m

High

7,341' 2,238 m

Low

344' 105 m

Up

367' 112 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

From the junction to Deer Camp, this trail leads through a number of lush wildflower meadows, most notably Turner Meadow about halfway. The first 2 miles are gently downhill with a few creek passings and a few muddy stretches in spring and early summer. At 1.3 miles, Chilnualna Falls Trail branches off to the right, and you continue straight. You'll reach a fork at 2.2 miles with Chilnualna Creek Trail towards the left. Take the right side of the fork, and you'll shortly reach Chilnualna Creek. Large boulders make the crossing easy, even with snowmelt. The remaining half mile of this trail is uphill again through lodgepole pine forest to the junction to Royal Arch Lake.

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Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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Tilman Giese

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A big wildflowers meadow is right before the junction to Deer Camp.
Apr 2, 2019 near Yosemit…, CA
Colorful wildflower meadows surround the trail to Chilnualna Creek
Apr 3, 2019 near Yosemit…, CA
Lush green - meadows and trees - as you hike Yosemite Wilderness
Apr 2, 2019 near Yosemit…, CA
Large boulders and trunks make it very easy to cross Chilnualna Creek
Apr 3, 2019 near Yosemit…, CA

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Jul 4, 2018
Tilman Giese