Elizabeth Lake Trail
ElevationAscent: 774' 236 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 9,511' 2,899 m
Low: 8,737' 2,663 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
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“A beautiful trail that ends with spectacular views of Elizabeth Lake and the base of Cathedral Peak.”— Nate Porter
Family Friendly This would be a great option for older kids as an introduction to backpacking or a longer day hike.
After the fork for the Elizabeth Lake Trail, the trail ascends toward the lake. Though strenuous, the trail is not technical.
The trail will eventually flatten out and open up into the serene landscape of Elizabeth Lake. Make sure to enjoy all the beauty that this Alpine lake has to offer before turning around for the 3-mile descent, back the way you came.
Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite