Tenaya Lake Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Tenaya Lake Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

Easy and just so beautiful as you go around Lake Tenaya. Worth the drive.

hiking
12 days ago

Such a beautiful lake in the middle of Yosemite National Park! Was there Labor Day weekend and there were still people swimming and plenty of happy people! Very clear lake and many great photo ops too!

paddle sports
17 days ago

Even Busy Labor Day Weekend the lake was amazingly quiet. Kayaked early morning then hiked trail around the lake. Highly recommend

hiking
2 months ago

Did this as part of a much longer hike from the valley. Awesome but it was pretty low light through this section. One of my favorite golden retreivers was named after this hike. I miss Tenaya!

5 months ago

Came here early September. The trail was mostly dry. Easy stroll around the very beautiful Tenaya lake. Encountered few people on the trail. Great hike to take older family members onto. Can spend sometime on the pristine beach/in water when weather is warm.

hiking
7 months ago

Tenaya Lake trail has beautiful views of stone mountains and snow-capped mountains well into July. Be prepared to walk through about a foot of water in the beginning and end of the trail. The only downside to this trail is that the view never seemed to change but since the view was so grand it didn’t seem to bother me much.

10 months ago

Easy, peaceful. Great with mature toddlers/school age kids. Not accessible with stroller.

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Just completed this last week. At start take off your boots through the creek. The stepping stones at end are way under water! Hike until the beach and then turn around and hike back, otherwise you are walking along road. I did encounter a Mountain lion. He was sunning himself on a rock between trail and lake. A few loud blows on my whistle sent him up the mountain. Easy and quiet, only saw 2 other hikers.

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Views were breathtaking, trail is good for kids!

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