Below find trip reports of thru- and section-hikes. Only a fraction of Yosemite High Route hikers ever post a trip report, and the included reports are only those that are sent to me or that I stumble upon.

If you’d like your trip report listed, please share a link in the comments and I’ll include it.


  1. Iain Macdonald on February 7, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Hey Andrew, I have a trip report for the YHR from last summer (2019) that I was hoping you could include in this list. Here’s the link: Thanks!

    • Andrew Skurka on February 7, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      Sure thing, thanks for posting it.

      Agree with most of your sentiments. The WRHR is really tough competition for anything. I’ve thought about writing an assessment of high routes, and that one definitely stands at the top. The YHR is noteworthy for it being a thorough tour of the park, for the easy logistics, generally perfect weather, and pretty dang good scenery — but on the whole it doesn’t measure up to WRHR for the alpine/wilderness experience.

      FWIW, I think the KCHBR sits between these routes on that scale.

  2. Kevin on September 16, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Here’s our video of the south loop before the fires kicked us out. Only made it through the Clark Range:

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