Base of El Capitan

Yosemite, California 95389

Base of El Capitan

Base of El Capitan Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The unmarked use trail to the base of El Capitan gives you an unusual panorama of the imposing granite face—straight up and up and up. From the base you lack the perspective gained from standing in a nearby meadow, making it difficult to estimate the wall’s height. Combine this walk with a visit to El Capitan Meadow to admire the mountain from a bit farther back."

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6/23/2018
I love everything about Yosemite. This is a short trail to the base of El Cap which has some amazing views of the big rock. If you bring binoculars you can watch people climbing. If you can try to be there at different points in the day as the light changes up the scenery.
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Trail Information

Yosemite
Nearby City
0.8
Distance
280 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Year-round
Season

Activity Feed

Dec 2018