DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

While too many are busy trying out their long distance leg & back strength on Half Dome I encourage the remaining to try out this beautiful trail. I passed 4 hiker’s, 2 of which were Park Rangers, along the way. The trailhead has plenty of parking spaces and bear lockers. The first several miles are super easy and fairly flat the rest are a steady climb and along the way you’ll see the back part of Half Dome off in the distance. At this beautiful lake you’ll encounter 2 or 3 overnight campers along the perimeter of the lake. Take the time to rest and enjoy the lake before heading back.