Sunrise Lakes Trail

Yosemite National Park, California 95389

Elevation Gain1,224ft
Trailhead Elevation9,229ft
Elevation Min/Max9181/9785ft
Elevation Start/End9229/9229ft

Sunrise Lakes Trail

Sunrise Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 9,229 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,224 feet. The trail ends near the Sunrise High Sierra Camp site. There are also restrooms near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: John Muir Trail and Clouds Rest Trail.

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"The Sunrise Lakes are a series of three, beautiful mountain lakes. The trail has a steep, one-mile ascent in which most of the elevation gain is achieved. There are dramatic panoramic views along the way. From the top is a unique view of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley."

"Considerable climbing at fairly high elevations would normally make this hike a moderate one, but its distance is so short for a backpack trip that it is rated easy. Some hikers go only as far as upper Sunrise Lake, only an 8-mile round trip and a good, moderate dayhike, although many are capable of doing the whole route in under a day. However, if you camp near Sunrise High Sierra Camp you are rewarded with a beautiful sunrise—the reason for the camp’s being situated where it is."

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Oct 2018