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13.8 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1400 (+)

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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp

California | Yosemite by v8.6m

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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp is a tough day hike or backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park that leads through stunning high alpine scenery. The park says "begin across the road from the Dog Lake parking area (Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Stop #2) The first two miles of the John Muir Trail are relatively level as they follow the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. At the Rafferty Creek junction, the trail begins its 1,200-foot ascent to Tuolumne Pass. Follow the signs to Vogelsang High Sierra Camp, another 160 feet higher in elevation. Hike beyond the camp to Vogelsang Lake (0.5 mile, 280-foot elevation gain) or to Vogelsang Pass (1.5 mile, 600-foot elevation gain)." 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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