Lake Yosemite Loop

EASY 3 reviews

Lake Yosemite Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Merced, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

no dogs

From the Old Lake Road parking lot (where it is free to park), we walked across the dam, up into the Lake Yosemite recreation area. This is along the backside of U.C. Merced. It is a fairly flat walk along dirt and paved paths and roads.

1 month ago

Nice easy hike on a Sunday!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a nice little walk, to get out, see some wildlife, the U.C., and wildflowers in the right season. No dogs are suppose to be in the Lake Yosemite Recreaction area, but you can have them in the starting parking lot area, as well as up on the dam. Winter, the Recreation area is pretty empty, and you don't have to be concerned about cars on the road. Summer you need to be more attentive.