Merced Lake to Sunrise Camp Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Merced Lake to Sunrise Camp Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Curry Village, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

11.0 miles
3,034 feet
Point to Point



nature trips




no dogs

Wondrous granite mountains, secret waterfall, and the amazing Long Meadow This hike starts out westward along the Merced River, with the water flowing over hard granite, with stark rock faces all about. As the trail crosses Echo creek, you can follow the creek up stream about 300 yards to a lovely hidden waterfall. At a junction a few miles from Merced Lake, the trail heads due north towards Sunrise camp. This section of trail has breathtaking views, but much of the forest appears to dying from a beetle infestation. At about 8 miles or so into the hike the trail moves west, then south, dropping into the spectacular long meadow. Sunrise High Sierra Camp is set on a bluff overlooking this meadow and has one of the loveliest settings in the Sierras.

5 months ago

Great hike! Ran into a rattlesnake and saw coyote and a couple deer. Amazing views, several water stops. Great for a quick dip!

Friday, August 07, 2015

Friday, July 25, 2014