Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Echo Ridge

Although less well known than its neighbors, at 11,168 feet Echo Ridge is a local high point and prominent ridge in the vicinity of Cathedral Peak. As the highest point in the Cathedral Range northwest of Vogelsang Peak, it presents fine views of nearby Cathedral Peak, the Cockscomb, Matthes Crest and of course the Echo Peaks.

Directions

From the Cathedral Lakes trailhead in Tuolumne Meadows, follow the John Muir trail for about 1/2 mile until you find the climbers trail that departs to the left. This use trail is also the popular approach to Cathedral Peak. Follow the trail up the Budd Creek drainage until the Echo Peaks are in view. Continue cross-country up towards the saddle between the Echo Peaks and the Echo Ridge.