DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
5 months ago

My first hike in Yosemite and was not experienced at all was going to do half dome via mono meadow but as a rookie hiker just wasn’t prepared still hiked about 3 Miles in where I saw my first bear grazing in the meadows only a 100 feet or so away from me. Camped at a really nice flat place and heard something around my tent that night. Decided the next morning just to do some easier hikes and get acclimated to the area but on my wAy back up the trail saw another bear crossing the trail .. if u ever want to see bears this is the best trail and area to do that