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2.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~485 (+)

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

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May Lake Trail (YNP)

California | Yosemite

  • May Lake in Yosemite National Park.
  • Stunning reflection in May Lake in Yosemite National Park.
  • Night sky along May Lake in Yosemite National Park.
  • May Lake in Yosemite National Park.

Activities & Features


May Lake is an easy kid friendly day hike in Yosemite National Park that features a beautiful alpine lake. This short trail rewards hikers with big scenery. The trail meanders through a conifer forest and across granite slabs finally ending at May Lake at the base of Mount Hoffman Along the way expect stunning views and keep an eye peeled for wildlife! 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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