Test your fitness at May Lake Trailhead, a relatively short trail that challenges with its constant slope. As you climb, look for local wildlife and take in the natural sights, including a conifer forest, slabs of granite, and the iconic Half Dome. At the top, reap your rewards with a sweeping view of the lake and nearby mountains. Round trip is 3.9 km (2.4 mi); to cool off afterwards, find the areas in the lake without water lines and take a swim. Put May Lake Trailhead at the forefront of your travel plans using our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.
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My recent visit to Yosemite included a day hiking to May Lake and just beyond. It was an excellent choice. The parking lot is now paved. It was full around 10:30 am, so we parked just down the...
My recent visit to Yosemite included a day hiking to May Lake and just beyond. It was an excellent choice. The parking lot is now paved. It was full around 10:30 am, so we parked just down the... more »
Beautiful alpine lake, easy trail, few people in the fall. Can continue a steep , fun climb up Mt Hoffman ( which is off trail) , but I would recommend doing it!
Beautiful alpine lake, easy trail, few people in the fall. Can continue a steep , fun climb up Mt Hoffman ( which is off trail) , but I would recommend doing it! more »
This was a very nice hike. Great views along the way, plenty of shade, and ends at a scenic lake. About 2.75 miles RT, and about 500’ to gain. Hiking poles not required, but would be helpful.
One of the beautiful place in Yosemite National park.. swimming and fishing not allowed.
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