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5.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~355 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Yosemite National Park Topo Map

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Harden Lake Trail (YNP)

California | Yosemite

  • Harden Lake in Yosemite National Park, California.

Activities & Features


The hike to Harden Lake is nothing short of amazing. The trail winds through Lodgepole Pines, Red Firs and large Aspen Groves that are saturated with spectacular displays of wildflowers. This hike can be wet and muddy through mid August, but for the wildflower lover that's a small price to pay. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.


The Harden Lake Trail follows the original Tioga Road route. It close in the 1960's when the current Tioga Road finished construction.

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

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