The summit of Cloud's Rest.
|Elevation||9,930 ft (3,027 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||806 ft (246 m)|
|Parent peak||Tresidder Peak|
|Listing||Sierra Peaks Section Peak|
|Location||Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.|
|Easiest route||Trail hike, class 1|
Clouds Rest is a mountain in Yosemite National Park east northeast of Yosemite Village, California. Although there are many peaks in the park having far greater elevation, Clouds Rest's proximity to the valley gives it a very high degree of visual prominence.
The summit can be reached by a 7.2-mile (11.6 km) trail hike from Tioga Pass Road or a 9.4-mile (15.1 km) trail hike from Happy Isles by way of Little Yosemite Valley. There are also several technical routes available.
Clouds Rest is an arête, a thin, almost knife-like, ridge of rock formed when glaciers eroded away solid rock to form Tenaya Canyon and Little Yosemite Valley. The northwest face, mostly solid granite, rises 5,000 feet (1,520 m) above Tenaya Creek.
Lafayette H. Bunnell, a medical doctor with the Mariposa Battalion, notes that his party named the summit Clouds Rest because they returned to camp to avoid a snow storm after seeing "the clouds rapidly settling down to rest upon that mountain."
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- Bunnell, Lafayette H. (1892). Discovery of the Yosemite (3rd ed.). OCLC 14454959.
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