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Evelyn Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

A trail providing access between Lyell Canyon and Vogelsang over a beautiful high saddle.


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Map Key

6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

Point to Point

10,593' 3,229 m

High

8,902' 2,713 m

Low

1,812' 552 m

Up

564' 172 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

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Features Lake · Views · Wildlife

Description

Leaving the fairly level Lyell Canyon with the John Muir Trail: Yosemite National Park / Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the Evelyn Lake Trail climbs switchbacks through a dense forest. Gaining over 1,500 ft. in 3 miles, the trail crests a high saddle that provides views of the Cathedral Range to the west. Before the saddle is an intersection with the Ireland Lake Trail that spurs to a beautiful alpine lake. The last 3 miles slowly descend through open fields and past Evelyn Lake to Vogelsang High Sierra Camp.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

Shared By:

Paul Lukacovic

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  4.3 from 4 votes

#9787

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#933

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#9,787

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Vogelsang High Sierra tents.
May 7, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Fletcher Lake near Vogelsang camp.
Oct 8, 2018 near Yosemit…, CA
Evelyn Lake in Yosemite.
Nov 30, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Evelyn Lake
Nov 30, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Morning sun through the trees on the Evelyn Lake Trail.
Nov 28, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Vogelsang High Sierra Camp with Vogelsang Peak behind.
Nov 28, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA

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