Mount Conness

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Mount Conness is a 7.5 mile out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible from June until September.

7.5 miles 3202 feet Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

lake

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wildlife

rocky

no dogs

A classic Yosemite peak, highest in the Sierra north of Highway 120 and holding the second largest glacier in Yosemite. This route starts from the Sawmill walk-in campground. If you walk through the campground you'll eventually find yourself of a well-worn single track trail. It passes the Carnegie Institute Experimental Station and continues through beautiful high alpine meadows. As you hike higher up the drainage the trail fades away as people disperse to the different routes up the face of Conness. You will eventually find a 'ramp' that leads you to the pass. Towards the top there are several likely looking chutes for the final 100 feet or so to the ridge. From here the hike is quite easy, following a use trail along the ridge to gain another 1,000 feet until it gets to the foot of the exposed ridge that leads the final 200 feet to the summit.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic hike. You can certainly escape the crowds with this one. The last 1/2 mile can really test your nerves as there are drops on each side.

1 month ago

one of my faves..absolutely georgous views

1 month ago