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Young Lakes via Dog Lake Trail is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Length 13.8 mi Elevation gain 2,818 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

Lake

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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Yosemite National Park is open to those with reservations begining on Thursday, June 11. See the park website for more info: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm

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Corinne Bruand
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BackpackingBugs

amazing trail with very rewarding views.

Melissa Mogensen
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Bugs
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Brittney Dane
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Hiking

Dog lake trail head to upper young lake. Returned via soda springs trail

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Jennifer Lewis
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Super difficult (as you’re approaching mt conness) but worth it for the views. Got soooo off track towards the end, the trail is hard to follow during the last 1000 ft ascent, lots of scrambling.

Jim Schrodt
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Hiking
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Austin Du
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Hiking
Ben Cook
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Backpacking
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Parker Goddard
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Hiking
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Ark Rozycki
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Hiking
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Denise Powell
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Hiking
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Caroline H.
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Hiking
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John Russell
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