Tuolumne Meadows to Elizabeth Lake: Out-N-Back
ElevationAscent: 1,023' 312 m
Descent: -1,023' -312 m
High: 9,504' 2,897 m
Low: 8,641' 2,634 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A smooth run that peaks at a spectacular view of Elizabeth Lake at the base of Cathedral Peak.”— Nate Porter
The remainder of the run (until you turnaround) is an uphill that requires very little technical maneuvering. Surrounded by trees the majority of the time, you might think that this trail lacks the viewpoints that other trails in the High Country afford. However, once the trail flattens out and opens up into the serene landscape of Elizabeth Lake, you'll not be disappointed. Lying at the base of Cathedral Peak, this alpine lake offers a view that simply can't be captured on a postcard...
Before you start on the amazing descent, make sure you kick back, relax, and take in the beauty that this 3-mile climb brought you to.
Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite