Vogelsang Camp to Merced Lake Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Vogelsang Camp to Merced Lake Trail is a 14.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Long Barn, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
14.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3405 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

The hike down Fletcher creek from Vogelsang to Merced lake was by far the most spectacular of our entire loop through the sierras. The trail traversed many lovely flower filled meadows and a spectacular series of cascades and waterfalls. The route is a relatively moderate downhill trek until just before Merced Lake, where a short but steep boulder strewn section of trail burned us out on the last downhill leg.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016