Benson Lake Trail

Bridgeport, California

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This long trip leads to the heart of northern Yosemite, reaching Benson Lake with its “Benson Riviera“—a long, wide, sandy beach at the lake’s northeast end. Because the lake is just off the main trail and is relatively warm, it’s quite popular; you’ll have company here.
Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

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Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada

by Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett (Wilderness Press)

This long trip leads to the heart of northern Yosemite, reaching Benson Lake with its “Benson Riviera“—a long, wide, sandy beach at the lake’s northeast end. Because the lake is just off the main trail and is relatively warm, it’s quite popular; you’ll have company here.

©  Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Bridgeport
Distance: 37.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 days
Season: Early July - Early October
Trailhead Elevation: 7,098 feet
Top Elevation: 9,400 feet
Local Contacts: Yosemite National Park, Hoover Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Buckeye Ridge, Matterhorn Peak, Piute Mountain
Topo Map: Benson Lake Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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