Poopenaut Valley Trail

  • Hiking in Poopenaut Valley in Yosemite National Park, California.


Dogs No

3 (miles)


Out & Back

~1300 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)



The Poopenaut Valley Trail drops quickly to the Tuolumne River just below the O'Shaughnessy Dam. This hike is off the radar 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.


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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Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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