Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Ostrander Lake

To access Ostrander Lake, begin at Ostrander Lake trailhead (1.3 miles east of Bridalveil Creek Campground turnoff) The first half of this trail inclines gently through forest and meadow. Observe severe scars and regrowth from a 1987 lodgepole pine forest fire. A steep 1,500 foot (450 m) elevation gain opens up to views of Yosemite Valley domes, Mount Starr King, and the Clark Range. A short final ascent leads to beautiful Ostrander Lake. The trail is 10.7 miles and takes eight to ten hours roundtrip.