Tuolumne Meadow to Cathedral Pass

MODERATE 2 reviews
#138 of 208 trails in

Tuolumne Meadow to Cathedral Pass is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lundy, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful moderate hike from start to finish.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a real nice day hike. You can certainly turn this into an all out backpack trip too if you wanted, but this makes for a nice hike for just the day. Great views of Cathedral Peak and you can see all the way to the Columbia Finger from the pass area. Easy to walk a short distance to the upper lake, and a short half mile hike off the main trail to the lower Cathedral Lake. This is all along the John Muir trail. The first 3/4 of a mile are a pretty good uphill, then it levels off for pretty much the rest of the way. This is a real popular day hike out of Tuolumne.