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Beautiful Alpine Hike

I travel to Yosemite at least once to twice a year and have hiked and traveled by mule to many... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
KBrogan
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Bonita, CA
There are better hikes

My family and i did this hike. It is on the eastern side of Yosemite up near the Tioga Pass... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
dilly4j
,
huntington beach
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Hiking to the lake offers peace and quiet away from crowds.
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Tioga Pass Entrance Station, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 just as you enter the...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

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 were having a tough time getting...More

Thank dilly4j
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

awesome views near tioga pass station. prepare for diff temps on far side of hill. short, bit up and down. glad we did it.

Thank M T
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

My brother and I did a hike to this amazing lake for fly fishing, and we were impressed by its beauty and the lack of people that were there. You must visit this hidden gem!

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This lake was beautiful and still frozen on July 5th! Driving on the Tioga Pass you have to stop at this lake and just admire the view. Perfect picture spot.

Thank cherylsm2017
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lake was just beautiful partly iced over . We visited yosemite twice it was just beautiful with melting ice & signs of spring growth

Thank Pamela T
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

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 at about 9200 feet and ended up...More

Thank frequent1
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm reluctant to even let on that this place exists because it seems to be one of Yosemite's best kept secrets. But I can't keep a secret! The trailhead for Gaylor Lakes is right past the Tioga Pass entrance of Yosemite and probably frequently passed-by....More

Thank kramden88
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect hike off of Tioga Pass. It is tough, but it is beautiful and away from the crowds. Make sure you hike to both lakes for very rewarding scenery. We started our hike at about 10:00am and there were more people there...More

Thank LaurenNicole12
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was our first day's excursion. We were a bit worried about elevation since we are flatlanders (and honestly not in tip-top shape!), but our excitement got us through. We made it as far as the the upper Gaylor Lake, but chose not to go...More

1  Thank bohemianparrothead
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