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Carlon Falls Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
Carlon Falls Carlon Falls Sign


1.4 mile (one-way) trail along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River into the Yosemite Wilderness Area to Carlon Falls. Use Ackerson Mountain topographic quad map.

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Please use caution while in the
Rim Fire Burned Area.
Potential hazards include loose and falling rocks, flash floods, and debris flows.
Trees may have been weakened from fire damage and ongoing drought and may fall at any time.
Stay on designated roads and trails and within opened areas.
Be alert for falling objects and do not linger around large trees.
Avoid the area during high winds or heavy rain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Groveland Ranger District (HWY 120)- Please use caution while in the Rim Fire burned area.
Restrictions: No pets or mountain bicycles are allowed within the Yosemite Wilderness Area. No overnight camping at the trailhead or along the trail allowed.
Closest Towns: Buck Meadows and Groveland
Water: No water faucets available at trailhead
Restroom: Vault toilets available at picnic areas adjacent to trailhead

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Day Hiking

1.4 miles (one-way)

Elevation desc 4,480 to 4,320 = 160 feet change in elevation
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
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1.4 miles (one-way)

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  Elevation : 
4,320 feet - 4,480