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    Sunrise Lakes Trail

    Yosemite National Park, California
    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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    Top Trails Yosemite (Wilderness Press)
    Jeffrey P. Schaffer & Elizabeth Wenk
    "The terrain passed on this quite short hike is varied and scenic, with two superb camping possibilities, the upper Sunrise Lake and Sunrise High Sierra Camp. Those at the latter are rewarded with a beautiful sunrise—the reason the camp is situated where it is. Hikers pursuing this route must, however, be prepared for a steep climb as you rise above the Tenaya Creek drainage: you ascend 1,000 feet in just 1.1 miles, an unusually sharp climb for a Sierra trail. You can’t avoid this climb, but if you wish to make it a shorter day, the hike to upper Sunrise Lake is just 3.55 miles each way." Read more

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    Yosemite National Park
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    Yosemite National Park
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    Skill Level
    Swimming, Camping
    Additional Use
    Views, Wild Flowers
    Yosemite National Park
    Local Contacts
    Tom Harrison Tuolumne Meadows map (1:42,240 scale), the National Geographic Trails Illustrated #309 Yosemite SE map (1:40,000 scale), and the USGS 7.5-minute series Tenaya Lake map (1:24,000 scale).
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