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Gaylor Lake, Yosemite National Park

(4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
A short hike to Gaylor Lake offers sweeping views of the meadows below and the mountains beyond. As you gaze back down from the pass after a steep climb, you can imagine how dinosaurs once wandered through the grass here. The mostly flat and gently sloping valley holds five picturesque lakes. If you continue the hike above the upper lake, you'll pass an abandoned 1870s mine. Above the valley's horizon rise the mountains that ring Tuolumne Meadows. Add Gaylor Lake to your Yosemite National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Yosemite National Park tourist route planner.
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  • The lake was just beautiful partly iced over . We visited yosemite twice it was just beautiful with melting ice & signs of spring growth 
  • We decided to have driven after the Tioga Road, at the last parking space in front of the Entrance station stop. We have created a short part of the trail run, what us very pleased.
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  • We took this hike with the Sierra Club and started above the tuolumne Meadows trailhead. This was much more gradual than if you take the hike up from the Tioga Pass entrance. On the way up, we started...  more »