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Crane Flat & White Wolf area hiking map
Map of hiking trails in the Crane Flat & White Wolf area in Yosemite National Park (NP) with trail descriptions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Yosemite National Park National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Crane Flat & White Wolf Area Hiking Map s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir ea do w 3,796 ft / 1,157 m m km 2. 1k m 1.3 1. 7 m i/ m i/ 2.7 km .2 mi / 4 2.6 Porcupine Flat km 4 / 2. mi 1. 5 Gro 3.1 mi / 4.5 km to Yosemite Valley North Dome 7,542 ft / 2,299 m .2 k m /4 Shuttle Bus Stop mi 2.1 km ed Tamarack Flat mi / 4.2km mi/1. i/ m km Crane Flat Gas Station 1.1 3 1. mi .6 1 km 41 erc oM / 2.4 Trail t 1.5 mi Sierra National Forest .5 mi .8 km Wawona Sierra National Forest Campground Store 2. 6 km i/ 4. 8 5,727 ft / 1,745 m 3m .6 km i/1 m Inyo National Forest 140 Restrooms 2. 6 To Merced Indian Rock km Yosemite Valley Nature Trail 0. 0.5 3 mi d oa Flat R . Rd Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias k 2.1 mi/3 km .4 Big l at kF Crane Flat Ranger Station 8 km 120 km emite Falls ad to Yos Trail Oa 2 3.7 mi / 6 km Big 7. Ro 1 ve Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias Area of hiking map Tuolumne Meadows Oa 5,350 ft / 1,630 m 1.2 mi / 2 km 2. 1 m i/ 3. 4 10,850ft 3,307m Hiking trail Trail to May Lake Mt. Hoffmann Yosemite Creek 120 Oak Fla t i/ m 9,329 ft / 2,843 m Porcupine Creek trailhead Hetch Hetchy m 1m i/1.6 k May Lake Hodgdon Meadow 4. 5 Grant Lakes km ad 120 Old B ig m .6 m i 1 km ) tc hH et chy Aspen Valley 5k i/ 2.2 km m ns Lak e g Tio o aR 3. 5 km Lukens Lake Luke 8,230 ft / 2,508 m / mi STANISLAUS NATIONAL FOREST .0. 9m i/1.4 k m Trail to Lu e k ns Lake il to Tra Ev 0.8 mi/1.3km This map should not be used for backcountry trips. Please visit a park visitor center or wilderness center for more information. k 6.1 m 3.8 White Wolf 2.2 Road (to He e n ee gr er km L ak m r de n k .9 Ha 4. 8 5. lt For your safety, always carry plenty of water and be prepared for sudden changes in weather. 1. 8m i/2 i/ m 8 2. i/ m i Tra o 3 .4 m Ten Lak es m k l to 1.5 .4 i/2 Tra i 7,484 ft / 2,281 m 0.6 mi / 1k Bald Mountain 7,261ft 2,213m Ten Lakes 1.4 Harden Lake i/ mi / 3.4 k 4 Miles m 26 to m i/ 0 4 Kilometers m M m 0 k .8 41 ne lum Tuo 2 .1 North Wolf Area Hiking Map & White FlatNational Crane Yosemite Park Easy Lukens Lake from Tioga Road 1.6 miles (2.6 km) round trip. 200-foot (61-m) elevation gain. 1-2 hours. Begin at Lukens Lake Trailhead on Tioga Road 2 miles east of White Wolf Road The trail winds through a mixed conifer forest, then over a saddle and down to a small mountain lake surrounded by a meadow. Shooting stars and dozens of other species of wildflowers abound, often through July. Please stay on designated trails to protect the meadow. The trail is wet and muddy until early August. Moderate Tuolumne Grove & Nature Trail 2.5 miles (4 km) round trip; 500foot (152-m) elevation gain on the return trip. 1-2 hours. To Hodgdon Meadow (4.5 mi) (7.24 km) Begin at Tuolumne Grove parking lot at Crane Flat on Tioga Road Follow the Old Big Oak Flat Road—one of the first roads into Yosemite Valley—steeply down 0.8 mile (1.3 km) through sugar pines and white firs to the “Entering the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias” sign. The first sequoia is 0.2 mile (0.3 km) past the sign. To see more sequoias, follow established trails through the grove. Take a 0.5-mile (0.8-km) nature trail through the grove to learn more about these giant trees. Begin the trail at the Tunnel Tree, then bear left down the road, and cross the bridge at the right side of the picnic area. To return to the parking area, take the road uphill. The road downhill continues 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the Hodgdon Meadow area. End of the grove To Hodgdon Meadow (4.5 mi) (7.24 km) Creek Yosemite National Park National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Merced Grove 3 miles (4.8 km) round trip; 520foot (158-m) elevation gain on return. 1-3 hours. Begin at Merced Grove parking lot on Big Oak Flat Road This trail follows an old road that curves down into the Merced Grove, the smallest and most secluded of Yosemite’s three sequoia groves. Follow the trail for 0.6 miles (1 km), then bear left at the junction. An old cabin, the former summer retreat of park superintendents, is part of the grove’s history. Look for dogwoods blooming here in the spring. Lukens Lake from White Wolf 4.6 miles (7.4 km) round trip; 400foot (122-m) elevation gain. 2-3 hours. Begin across from White Wolf Lodge Follow the trail through a mixed conifer forest to Lukens Lake, a small mountain lake surrounded by a meadow. The trail crosses the Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River and is wet and muddy until early August. At the lake, shooting stars and dozens of other species of wildflowers abound, often through July. Please stay on designated trails to protect the meadow. Harden Lake 5.8 miles (9.3 km) round trip; 355foot (122-m) elevation gain on the return trip. 2-4 hours. Begin across from White Wolf Lodge Hike along a gravel road—part of the original Tioga Road—that follows the Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River for part of the route. At a trail junction 1.75 miles (2.8 km) down the road, follow the signs to the lake. The trail passes by small granite domes and through a forest of red fir and lodgepole pine to reach boulder-dotted Harden Lake. Optional loop to the edge of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River. 8.4 miles (13.5 km) loop. 1,000-foot (305-m) elevation gain on the return trip. 5-8 hours. Beyond Harden Lake, descend into a large aspen grove full of seasonal flowers, which can be wet and muddy until early August. At the next trail junction, 1.3 miles (2 km) from Harden Lake, turn south towards Lukens Lake and continue towards the White Wolf junction for 2.7 miles (4.3 km). Follow the trail 0.8 miles (1.3 km) back to White Wolf Lodge. May Lake 2.4 miles (3.9 km) round trip 485-foot (148-m) elevation gain. 1-2 hours. Begin at the May Lake parking area, 1.75 miles (2.8 km) north of Tioga Road A short trail leads through a conifer forest and across granite slabs to reach May Lake. Enjoy views of Half Dome and surrounding mountains on the way. Strenuous Nature Trail End of the grove Road Bridge Trail North Dome 10.4 miles (16.7 km) round trip. 580-foot (177-m) elevation gain on return. 5-8 hours Begin at Porcupine Creek Trailhead on Tioga Road, 1.2 miles (1.9 km) east of Porcupine Flat Campground Wind through mixed-conifer forest for 0.7 miles (1 km) on a paved path, and cross Porcupine Creek. At each of several trail junctions, follow the signs toward North Dome. The trail passes through a small grassy meadow and descends along a ridge. Near the end of the hike, descend steep rock steps to the base of North Dome. Climb the dome’s rounded summit to take in a magnificent view of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley. On the return trip you can take a short detour on a side trail, 0.3 mile (0.5 km) to an unusual natural arch, Indian Rock. Ten Lakes 12.6 miles (20.3 km) round-trip; 2,200-foot (671-m) elevation gain. 6-8 hours Begin at Ten Lakes Trailhead, across Tioga Road from Yosemite Creek Picnic Area Follow this trail through conifers and across granite to cross a tributary of Yosemite Creek. Take care on this crossing early in the season when the creek is high. Continue on the trail to Ten Lakes Pass, overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne and the Sierra Crest. Then descend 693 feet (211 m) into the Ten Lakes Basin, which contains a series of beautiful High Sierra lakes. Grant Lakes is at the end of a 1-mile (1.6-km) side trail from the pass. Fallen Giant Picnic Area *Map not to scale Tunnel Tree Nature Trail Creek Roadlarge First sequoia, Bridge “Big Trail Red” Fallen Giant Picnic Area Entering the Tuolumne *Map not to scale Grove Tunnel Tree To Parking Area (0.5 mi) (0.8 km) First large