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Young Lakes
Lower Young Lake, Yosemite National Park
Lower Young Lake, Yosemite National Park
Location Yosemite National Park

Young Lakes are three lakes, north of Tuolumne Meadows, in Yosemite National Park, California.

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Lower Young Lake Panorama, Yosemite National Park
Lower Young Lake Panorama

Note the following:

  1. The trailhead is in Tuolumne Meadows, at elevation 8,584 feet (2,616 m),
  2. The highest point on the trail is 9,973 feet (3,040 m), and the elevation of Lower Young Lake is 9,880 feet (3,010 m),
  3. The elevation gain is 1,389 feet (423 m),
  4. The hiking distance is 6.4 miles (10.3 km),
  5. The best seasons is summer, through fall; this depends on snowfall, so check with a ranger ,
  6. There are campsites at:
    1. North side of Lower,
    2. Middle Lakes,
    3. northwest side of upper lake,
  7. Activities: Fishing, photography, cross-country explorations, peak climbing

The lakes are located between Ragged Peak and White Mountain. Other nearby peaks are Sheep Peak, North Peak, and Mount Conness, and the trail provides great views of countless more distant summits to the south, of the Cathedral Range.

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