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2.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~600 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Tioga Pass

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Dog Lake Trail (YNP)

California by v8.6m

Activities & Features


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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Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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