Gaylor Lake, Yosemite National Park

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Yosemite National Park attractions like Gaylor Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I travel to Yosemite at least once to twice a year and have hiked and traveled by mule to many areas in the park. However, this was my first trip to Gaylor Lakes. The parking lot for the trailhead is ...  more »
  • My family and i did this hike. It is on the eastern side of Yosemite up near the Tioga Pass Station. This hike starts at around 9,000 feet. You then hike pretty much straight up for 45 minutes. We wer...  more »
  • awesome views near tioga pass station. prepare for diff temps on far side of hill. short, bit up and down. glad we did it.  more »
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