Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Gaylor Lakes

To reach the Gaylor Lakes, begin at Tioga Pass Entrance Station. (Free shuttle service is available twice per day.) From the trailhead, climb steadily to a ridge with rewarding views of Mount Dana and Dana Meadows behind you and numerous peaks in front of you. From the ridge crest, the trail drops 200 feet to Lower Gaylor Lake. If you have the time and energy, explore the other lakes and the remnants of the Great Sierra Mine. The hike is 2 miles round-trip with a 500 foot elevation gain that takes approximately two hours.