Yosemite needs no introduction. Her iconic and immense towers of glacially cut granite shock the mind and senses into awe and humility. While thousands of visitors flock to the National Park each year, few migrate far from the main valley floor.
Extraordinarily high snow levels in the Sierra Nevada over winter ’22/23, the high country terrain the Yosemite Backcountry covers is likely to be inaccessible to runners into July. In response, we’ve developed 2023’s Valley Views Itinerary, which highlights lower elevation treasures in the park, exploring the trails that lace around and above the valley and the surrounding terrain. Explore the alternate routes.
Day 1: Meet in Yosemite
We will meet runners at 5pm at the Flying Spur Homestead, a private proparty adjacent to Yosemite National Park. That evening we will serve dinner and go over routes, risk management, and gear in preparation for the run.
RUN FROM WAWONA TO THE MIST TRAIL:
33 MILES, ELEVATION GAIN: 6,987′ LOSS: 7,375′
RUN SNOW CREEK TO YOSEMITE FALLS:
20 MILES, ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS +6116′ -6178′
RUN GLACIER POINT TO TUNNEL VIEW:
18 MILES, ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS +5,437′ -5,009
RUN YOSEMITE FALLS TO EL CAPITAN
19 MILES, ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS +5,700′, -4,818′
Runners who wish to stay the last night in Yosemite can join us for breakfast before departure.
Every year we have at least one runner who due to injury, illness, or personal/familial circumstances can not participate in their registered trip. While registrations can be transferred, Aspire does not issue refunds. See our FAQ’s. We strongly encourage each runner to purchase 3rd party trip insurance that will reimburse the cost of registration in the event that you are unable to participate in the event.
Aspire organizes single and multi-day running adventures in backcountry and wilderness terrain. We pair logistical and emergency support with delicious meals for a unique and memorable running experience. More info about our project is available at: www.AspireAdventureRunning.com
Event's current local time: 8:05 PM PT