Dog Lake Trail (YNP)

  • Dog Lake in Yosemite National Park, California.
  • Dog Lake in Yosemite National Park, California.
  • Dog Lake and Lembert Dome Trailhead in Yosemite National Park.


Dogs No


2.8 (miles)


Out & Back

~600 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)



Dog Lake is an easy kid friendly day hike in Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows. The trail to Dog Lake start out fairly steep then mellows out. On the way you can take a side trip to the top of Lembert Dome and be rewarded with stunning views of Tuolumne Meadows and the surrounding mountains or just head to Dog Lake and relax while enjoying the reflection of Mount Dana and Mount Gibbs. This trail is a great choice for hikers traveling with small children. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

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Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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