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11.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1500 (+)

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

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Ostrander Lake Trail

California | Yosemite

  • Sunset at Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park.
  • Looking down on Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park.
  • Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park.

Activities & Features


The trail to Ostrander Lake is a tough day hike in Yosemite National Park that features incredible views. The park says "the first half of this trail inclines gently through forest and meadow. Observe severe scars and regrowth from a 1987 lodgepole pine forest fire. A steep 1,500 foot elevation gain opens up to views of Yosemite Valley domes, Mount Starr King, and the Clark Range. A short final ascent leads to beautiful Ostrander Lake." 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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