Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Trails in Yosemite

Elizabeth Lake

Elizabeth Lake is at the head of Unicorn Creek, 0.7 miles east of Unicorn Peak and 1.4 miles northwest of Johnson Peak. ...

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Elizabeth Lake Trail

The trail to Elizabeth Lake begins from the horse camp in Tuolumne Meadows Campground. Park at the trailhead within the campground and begin by hiking southward. Within a few minutes of the trailhead you'll cross the John Muir Trail leading eastward from Cathedral Lakes. After this trail crossing the ...

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Four Mile Trail

Begin at the Four Mile Trailhead along Southside Drive in Yosemite Valley In summer months, take the El Capitan Shuttle to the trailhead. You can also reach the trail from year-round Valley Visitor Shuttle Stop #7, adding about ½ mile to the total distance. This trail begins near the ...

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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, ...

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Gaylor Lakes Trail

Gaylor Lakes Trail follows the trail to Lower Gaylor Lake, which is longer and frequented less than the trail to Upper and Middle Gaylor Lakes. A short cross-country trek will take you from the lower lake to the others without the crowds. An alternative to hiking cross country is ...

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Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley

To hike from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, it is strongly recommended that you take the hikers' bus to Glacier Point and hike down, rather than parking at Glacier Point and planning to catch the hikers' bus back up. The Four Mile Trail switchbacks down to Yosemite Valley, providing ...

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Glen Aulin

Begin at Soda Springs and follow the trail along Tuolumne River as it drops to Glen Aulin, passing beautiful cascades. Tuolumne Fall and White Cascade are four miles from the trailhead. Beyond Glen Aulin are California Falls (15 miles round-trip) and Waterwheel Falls (17 miles round-trip). ...

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Half Dome Trail

The trail leading to Half Dome begins from the Happy Isles Trailhead. It follows the paved trail to the footbridge at the base of Mist Trail. Hikers should follow Mist Trail along the Merced River to Nevada Falls overlook. The details of this trek are available in the Mist ...

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John Muir Trailhead - John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, running 211 miles between the northern terminus at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and the southern terminus located on the summit of Mount Whitney. The only other point where the trail passes ...

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Lembert Dome Trail

This trail begins from the Lembert Dome/Glen Aulin Trailhead in Tuolumne Meadows. Walk toward the restrooms in the parking area to find the trailhead. You'll see the dome looming above the parking area to the east, although the aspect in view is not what you'll be climbing. The trail ...

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Lookout Point

To get to Lookout Point, begin at Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station This quick two mile round trip hike takes you to a viewpoint overlooking Hetch Hetchy Valley. ...

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Lower Yosemite Fall

Lower Yosemite Fall is a one mile loop that takes 30 minutes. Half of the loop is wheelchair accessible and leashed pets are allowed. Begin at the Lower Yosemite Fall Trailhead (shuttle stop #6) This short, easy walk rewards with spectacular views of Upper and Lower Yosemite Fall. This ...

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Lower Yosemite Falls Trail

This short, paved trail leads to an observation area at the base of Lower Yosemite Falls. It begins from the Lower Yosemite Fall parking lot, which is shuttle stop number seven. The trail leads a quarter mile northwestward from the parking area to the falls. It takes approximately 20 ...

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Lukens Lake Trail

This trail leads from Tioga Road or White Wolf Campground to Lukens Lake forming the headwaters of the Middle Tuolumne River. Both trailheads provide an easy hike to the water body. Once at the lake swimming and fishing are possible. This trail description begins at the trailhead on Tioga ...

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Lyell Canyon Trail

Begin this hike through Lyell Canyon at the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. A parking area is signed for the John Muir Trail, which is the path that leads through the canyon. The trail leads 12 miles southeastward to the park boundary at Donohue Pass. From the parking area cross the ...

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