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    Young Lakes Trail

    Yosemite National Park, California
    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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    San Francisco, CA
    Pathfinder | 75 pts
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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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    Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless & Thomas Winnett
    "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." Read more

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