Best trails in Lee Vining

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Looking for a great trail near Lee Vining, California? AllTrails has 54 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Yosemite National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Valentine Reserve Ecological Study Area or Mono Lake Park. Ready for some activity? There are 27 moderate trails in Lee Vining ranging from 1.1 to 25.5 miles and from 6,482 to 12,283 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Twenty Lakes Basin Loop Trail
Hoover Wilderness
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
A day hike around beautiful lakes in the eastern Sierra, just outside the east entrance to Yosemite on Tioga pass. This alpine basin studded with lakes and ringed by spectacular mountains appeals to hShow more
#2 - South Tufa Loop Trail
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m
Eastern California's dramatic landscapes don't end at the Sierra Nevada mountain range as anyone who's visited Mono Lake will attest. Whether approaching on a road trip along US395 or descending the Show more
#3 - Twenty Lakes Basin and Saddlebag Lake Loop
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Note: Trail can be inaccessible due to snow. Please call the ranger station before attempting. A day hike around beautiful lakes in the eastern Sierra, just outside the east entrance to Yosemite on TShow more
#4 - Saddlebag Lake Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Please note that the road leading to the trailhead, Saddlebag Lake Road, closes during the winter. If visiting during winter, add several miles to this hike to account for the closure.Show more
#5 - Lundy Canyon Trail
Hoover Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
NOTE: The road leading to the trailhead is closed due to COVID-19. Visitors can still walk or bike to the trailhead. Please check here for updates: https://monocounty.ca.gov/roads/page/county-road-cloShow more
#6 - Virginia Lakes Trail
Hoover Wilderness
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
Virginia Lakes Trail is a 8.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lee Vining, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optionShow more
#7 - Mount Conness
Hoover Wilderness
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 5 h 4 m
A classic Yosemite peak, highest in the Sierra north of Highway 120 and holding the second largest glacier in Yosemite. This route starts from the Sawmill walk-in campground. If you walk through the Show more
#8 - Big Virginia Lake to Frog Lakes
Hoover Wilderness
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Beautiful day hike into the Hoover Wilderness featuring 5 lakes (Big Valley, Cooney, Blue and Frog lakes) as well as many alpine streams and small waterfalls. At every turn this Eastern Sierra trail dShow more
#9 - Yost Creek Trail to Yost Lake
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
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 offersShow more
#10 - Lundy to Oneida Lake Trail
Inyo National Forest
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
The remarkable old road to the May Lundy Mine now serves only as a footpath for hikers to explore the austere alpine scenery of Lake Canyon and the remains of one of the Eastern Sierra's most remote mShow more
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