NEW VIDEOS released weekly! I've seen that itinerary with group trips that are taking 4-5 days to do it, but they seem to be hiking only 4-7 miles a day. Highlights: Valley Views, Peaks. Kudos to Jen who faxed that puppy in at literally 12:00am midnight the morning they started accepting applications (exactly 168 days before intended hike). Aug. 30. On the map I can see a small pond and a branch of Teneya Creek that crosses the trail. Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet (700 m) Permit Demand: Very High. We started by Tuolumne Meadows and ended in Yosemite Valley. Hiking is also a popular activity in the Tenaya Lake area. Can I do Cathedral Lakes trailhead to Clouds Rest summit to Half Dome and out Mist Trail to Yosemite Valley with just one overnight around the Clouds Rest Junction? I have a permit for July 29 Cathedral Lakes to Happy Isles. They take their name from the nearby Cathedral Peak, so named for its church-like summit, and the mountain looms high over the water, creating a beautiful backdrop for the lakes. 2016. We broke the camp at 9AM and within few minutes we hit trail junction where sunrise lake trail joins other trail that goes from Tenaya lake to Yosemite Valley through Clouds Rest. Enjoy the dramatic vistas from one of Yosemite’s highest viewpoints, Clouds Rest, as well as a chance to take a dip in the peaceful Sunrise & Cathedral Lakes. Some of the highlights included Cathedral Lakes, Sunrise Lakes, Clouds Rest, Half Dome, the Merced River, Vernal Falls, and eating pizza at Half Dome Village Pizza Patio. Trailhead: Sunrise Lakes. Epic Yosemite Backpacking: Toulumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley via Cathedral Lakes, Clouds Rest and Half Dome. Cathedral lakes - clouds rest - half dome - valley by eswebster » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:40 pm I am visiting the park with my wife at the end of June … As we climbed down, we had great view of west side mountains. By Devon Spencer | Published . Trailheads lead to Cathedral Lakes, Clouds Rest, Half Dome, and the Yosemite Valley floor, the later passing by Olmsted Point (above.) Read about Day 1 … Leaving from Tenaya Lake, this route ascends through forests towards Sunrise Lakes but continues on to the summit of Clouds Rest. That climbs down 1100 ft. to Tenaya lake in 2.5 miles. We requested what some say is the most beautiful stretch of the park…from Cathedral Lakes to Little Yosemite Valley, hitting up Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome on the way. The Cathedral Lakes are a pair of stunning lakes in Yosemite National Park. Clouds Rest. That takes you up to the trail junction west of Sunrise Lakes, but it is only several miles. Distance: 14 miles (22.5 km) round trip. 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