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Yosemite High Sierra Camps

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I've done the 5-day guided loop twice and it is the best trek ever. You don't have to worry about meals or lugging a sleeping bag or tent. It's "glamping" -- glamorous camping. You bring a "day pack" (with a hip belt) for a change of clothes, essentials like shampoo, socks, extra pair of shoes, etc. The heaviest thing you...

4Thank Linda Y
Clovis, California
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My wife and I spent 4 days hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to these three camps, some of the most beautiful trails we have hiked. Each day was a good day hike, 8 to 10 miles, with quite a bit of elevation change. We just took our time, it is all about enjoying the hike, not setting speed records. The staff...

4Thank haparisi52
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great hiking trip. Loved all the info that the ranger had. 5 days, tuolomne, sunrise, 2 days at Merced Camp, Volgasang. Blankets, comforter, and pillow were provided. Definitely pack a sleep sack. The food was amazing, the lunch they give you has enough food, so we didn't pack extra snacks. They also provide a washcloth. Sunrise has showers but can...

6Thank Sea312
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Each year we sign up for a guided HSC trip and we finally won! Our trip was a 5 night loop from Tuolemne, Sunrise, Merced, to Voglesang and back with Ranger James Mc Grew. Our group included a wonderful group of like-minded travelers that started with a campfire session with our ranger the night before our hiking. He oriented us...

10Thank UNR91
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We got a cancellation reservation to stay at Vogelsang and grabbed it. We stayed 1 night at auto lumen Meadows lodge to get used to the altitude and started our hike the next morning. No need for a tent or camp stove --they provide dinner and breakfast and you can buy sack lunches. We arrived in the afternoon, after climbing...

1Thank Redtree54
San Rafael, California
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I've been hiking the High Sierra Camps for years. I LOVE them but getting a reservation requires persistence and a flexible calendar. I've never won their lotto and typically reserve a camp based on someone else's cancelation. I lived/worked in Yosemite Valley during my college breaks and became interested in climbing to the High Sierra Camp much later in life....

6Thank 101Authentic101
Shoreline, Washington
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We spent two nights at Sunrise Camp. The setting was gorgeous, overlooking a meadow with granite peaks all around. The tents were basic but comfortable, with lots of blankets and a small wood stove. The meals, served family style, were wonderful and plentiful. The small staff did an incredible job. I would love to go back. We spent one night...

4Thank Katerina-fish
Green Valley, California
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Beautiful surroundings-beautiful country-very good experience. Two nights are needed for a hike to the top of Mt. Hoffman. Very difficult to get spots in the lottery. We took advantage of the cancelations

1Thank John B
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 18 September 2015

At Glen Aulin, we first spied the waterfall and swimming hole with sunbathers. Then as we entered the Mess Hall, we were greeted with a big smile and a cup of lemonaide. Wonderful after the long hike from Tuolemne Meadows. The tent cabins are comfortable. Great option for the over 65 set who can't carry a full pack. Food was...

4Thank sbgoodmind
San Diego, Texas
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Camping in backpacking territory without carrying equipment! Plus great fresh food cooked and cleaned up after by the hosts!! Best location ever with streams, waterfalls, pools at their base, stunning vistas of rocky crags.

1Thank Pam C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yosemite High Sierra Camps have been a popular destination in Yosemite National Park since they were first established. Because of the demand, we’ve created a lottery system for reservations. Applications are accepted in September and October for the following year. We email winners in the spring. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yosemite High Sierra Camps

Address: Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Tents all the same. Only difference is proximity to bathrooms. Convenient to be near them but you may be bothered by light & noise.”
  • Long Meadow, Sunrise
LindaY521, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Mid-summer can be hot, if you can plan early or late in the season it is cooler”
  • 4 person tent cabins - you may have to share with another couple
  • sunrise at Sunrise HSC
  • Sunrise Meadow
  • the trail from Sunrise to Cathedral Lakes
  • on the trail from Sunrise to Tuolumne
haparisi52, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You have no choice”
UNR91, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I usually take cabin 1 or 2 for a couple, so no sharing with others is required...”
101Authentic101, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“This is a camp with tent cabins, bathroom down the way...”
150pamc, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
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