Lyell Canyon

Lee Vining, California 93541

Lyell Canyon

Lyell Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Lyell Canyon offers a scenic, pastoral hike along a level portion of the John Muir Trail. The trail passes through beautiful subalpine meadows along the banks of the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. The trail crosses the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River and a double bridge built into smooth granite slabs over the Lyell Fork. There are pools and cascades at the double trip. Can be made into a longer hike, up to 15 miles, simply by continuing along the canyon and turning around when you desire."

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Trail Information

Lee Vining
Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour or more
Best spring through fall
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Vogelsang Peak, Tioga Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018