Young Lakes Trail

Yosemite National Park, California 95389

Elevation Gain1,885ft
Trailhead Elevation9,722ft
Elevation Min/Max8636/9974ft
Elevation Start/End9722/9722ft

Young Lakes Trail

Young Lakes Trail is a hiking trail in Tuolumne County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 9,722 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,885 feet. This trail connects with the following: Young Lakes via Dog Lake Trail and Upper Young Lake Trail.

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Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada (Wilderness Press)
Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett
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"The three Young Lakes, cupped under soaring Ragged Peak, offer a large selection of campsites, some in heavy woods and some at timberline. These camps provide a base for exciting excursions into the headwaters of Conness Creek and for climbing Mt. Conness itself."

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Some fantastic views, but the bugs were absolutely terrible. I didn't see a single person for 3 straight days, so not a very busy trail, but I also couldn't find the trail, so maybe that's why. I was still able to find Young's Lake though with a Topo Map. No fires at Young's lake. Too high. You've got to stay below 9,600 for fires. A good day hike is to Roosevelt Lake.

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USGS Tioga Pass and Falls Ridge
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