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Rancheria Creek Trail

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 4.5 (2)

Follow Rancheria Creek through Yosemite's high country meadows


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6.3

Miles

10.2

KM

Point to Point

9,391' 2,863 m

High

8,885' 2,708 m

Low

632' 193 m

Up

175' 53 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

From PCT: Tuolumne Meadow to Sonora Pass continue north to follow Rancheria Creek. The trail loosely follows the creek and crosses it at about 0.8 miles. Depending on the season, there might be ample water flowing in Rancheria Creek. Shortly before the crossing, the trees open up and give way to a larger alpine meadow that intermittently stretches all the way north to Peeler Lake. You cross several small creeks on your way, some of them may have seasonal water. After 4.8 miles, Robinson Creek Trail #077 is to the right. Continue further north and enter Kerrick Meadow. Cross the meadow and reach the junction with Peeler Lake Trail #079 and Buckeye Pass Trail at about 6.3 miles.

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Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Tilman Giese

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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Rancheria Creek
Jun 9, 2022 near Bridgeport, CA
Upper Rancheria Creek meadow.
Jul 7, 2021 near Bridgeport, CA
One of the middle meadows on Rancheria Creek.
Jul 7, 2021 near Bridgeport, CA
Rancheria Creek passes through one large meadow after another with granite monoliths on all sides.
Jul 7, 2021 near Yosemit…, CA
The first snow on Kerrick Meadow
Jun 9, 2022 near Bridgeport, CA
Between Kerrick Meadow and the Pacific Crest Trail.
Jun 9, 2022 near Yosemit…, CA

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Oct 15, 2021
Tilman Giese