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. KN on September 5, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Hey, it’s Kevin again. I went and did the Cathedral half of the South Loop since we got kicked out by the Creek Fire the first time around. Thanks for the route!

  3. Carter on June 28, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Hey Andrew, my friend and I did it last summer (with covid as it transpired). Between the hacking coughs and general paucity of breath, we had a really great time, so thank you for plotting this terrific route. I forgot to post the trip report at the time of writing, so here it is:

    (admittedly, it is a little on the wordy side and therefore in two parts)
    Hope you enjoy!

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