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Distance

3 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

~1300 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Lake Eleanor

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Poopenaut Valley Trail

California | Yosemite

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Notes

The Poopenaut Valley Trail drops quickly to the Tuolumne River just below the O'Shaughnessy Dam. This hike is off the rador of most visitors to Yosemite, thus making it ideal for those who crave solitude. Don't forget your fly rod because rainbows, brookies and big brown trout call the Tuolumne River home. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

History

Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man ~John Muir The O'Shaughnessy Dam provides water to San Francisco. It's construction and existence has been a source of controversy for nearing 100 years.

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Entrance, Camping & Backpacking Fees
Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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