Benson Lake and Matterhorn Canyon Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The vast lands of northern Yosemite cannot be reached on a weekend walk, because here the most sought-after destinations are all 15 miles or more from the trailhead. This loop takes you past many highlights of the area, introducing you to granite- ringed lakes; endless meadows; sharppointed ridges; and long, linear, U-shaped valleys scoured by glaciers.
The well-traveled Pacific Crest Trail shares your route for a third of the distance, and indeed all the trails described receive reasonable traffic during the summer months, but you’ve nonetheless disappeared far into the wilderness."