Yost Creek Trail to Yost Lake

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Yost Creek Trail to Yost Lake is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.5 miles
1791 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


7 months ago

Beautiful hike. About 2” of snow on most of the trail after the log crossing as you pass the Fern Lake trail.

9 months ago

Beautiful hike with amazing views. We started at Yost Lake/Fern Lake trailhead and returned at June Lake. About 2000 feet elevation gain to get there so be prepared. No one else on the trail but us.

10 months ago

Big Elevation gain to the lake. Nice trail with great views of the surrounding mountains and almost no traffic. Lake had not a single hiker when I arrived. Waterfall and log bridge is awesome.

11 months ago

Fun and not too long hike below a beautiful vista. A lot of uphill, but plenty of spots where you can stop, rest and snap a few pictures.

11 months ago

Steep at the beginning but well worth the trek!! Dog loved the snow!!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

I've done this trail a few times. It's pretty much full uphill, but the waterfall halfway up and the lake at the top make it worth it. I e always gone in the summer months and that lake sure feels good when you make it there.

I started between Gull and Silver lakes. There is parking at the trailhead. You have to watch for the signs and the road takes you a short distance through the woods to the trailhead.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Started along the June Lake Loop Trail, and given that mom is pregnant and dad was wearing a toddler on his back we only made it partially up the VERY steep trail, but you are quickly rewarded with breathtaking views of June and Gull Lakes. Can't wait to do the whole June/Yost/Fern trail loop next year.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

If you look at the map you will see two legs of the Yost Creek trail. One legs comes off Hwy 158 between Gull Lake and Silver Lake near Double Eagle resort. There is no parking at that trailhead, it's VERY steep and yes there's a log to cross over a waterfall.

The other leg, the one I recommend, starts on the map as the "June Lake Loop Trail" across the street from the fire station near the town of June Lake and the June Lake campground. It's longer but more gradual and cuts across the June Lake ski resort.

You'll notice on the map there appears to be a trail going south by southeast from Yost Lake then cutting east by northeast down Glass Creek. That trail is not marked, I have not hiked through, but if you take a map and a compass you might find your way to the awesome Glass Creek / Obsidian Dome area.

I have included a link that shows the firestation and the trailhead across the street. https://goo.gl/maps/jXSZe

Monday, July 11, 2011

Do not bring a dog! There is a very narrow log for crossing a strong currented river.

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