Vogelsang Camp to Merced Lake Trail [CLOSED]

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Yosemite National Park

Vogelsang Camp to Merced Lake Trail is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 14.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,215 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. The hike down Fletcher creek from Vogelsang to Merced lake is spectacular. The trail traverses 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 can burn you out.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike - we went the reverse way- Merced to Vogelsang. . Absolutely stunning. It’s a long day with a lot of altitude gain - but the beauty is surrounding you.

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
Thu Aug 02 2018

hiking
Mon Sep 19 2016

hiking
Thu Aug 06 2015