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Jenkins Canyon to Boulder Creek
The 14.21 miles of the Tahoe to Yosemite to Yosemite Trail between the Jenkins Canyon trail junction along Highland Creek to the Boulder Lake trail junction along the Clarks Fork of the Stanislaus River South of the Clarks Fork Trailhead.
At Jenkins Canyon trail junction we are a long hike South down a sometimes faint trail from Lake Alpine along the route of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail. We are near the bottom of the Highland Lakes Trailhead up at the top of Highland Canyon, and we are divided by the bulk of the Dardanelles from the very popular Summertime car campgrounds, wilderness tourists, and Summer campers who flock to the facilities along the otherwise remote Clarks Fork Road.
Thus I may choose to hike up Highland or Arnot Creeks to the PCT to detour around the segment of the TYT hiking up Clarks Fork Road. Or I will not. It depends on how I feel.
If I want to hike a longer route, and detour around Clarks Fork I will hike up to the PCT down here, then return to the TYT via Boulder Lake.
If I want to talk to folks I might stay on the route of the TYT. We have options, and the option we choose will affect the character, length, and difficulty of our hike.
Comment and experiences along this section of the trail welcome below
Trail Guide Page: Jenkins Canyon to Boulder Creek
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