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Distance

8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

~1,000 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Koip Peak, Mount Dana, Tioga Pass

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Mono Pass Trail

California

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Notes

The hike to Mono Pass is wonderful trail in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. The trail climbs fairly gently at first then continues to climb at a steeper grade peaking at 10,600 ft. Hikers can expect sweeping views of Mono Lake and Bloody Canyon and a steady dose of history along the way. If you hike a little further you will come to Upper Sardine Lake. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

History

Mono Pass as been a trail long before it was used for recreation. It was an important Native American Trade Route over the Sierras first. Then hosted mining activity in the 1880's.

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

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