Rutherford Lake Trail

Fish Camp, California 93623

Rutherford Lake Trail

Rutherford Lake Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Designed for the experienced backpacker, this trip offers a combination of excellent fishing and superlative vistas. Almost a dozen angling lakes, most of them in high-country settings, also provide swimming to alleviate the trail dust. Three major passes challenge the most ambitious hiker, and the wide variations in plants and wildlife will engage naturalists."

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Trail Information

Fish Camp
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
10 days
Early July - Early October
7,197 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,000 feet
Top Elevation
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Yosemite, Merced Peak, Half Dome, Mt. Lyell, Timber Knob, Sing Peak, Mariposa Grove
Local Maps

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