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Elizabeth Lake Trail

 5 votes

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

 

86% 

Runnable

Singletrack

774' 236 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

9,511' 2,899 m

High

8,737' 2,663 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

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A beautiful trail that ends with spectacular views of Elizabeth Lake and the base of Cathedral Peak.

Nate Porter

Overview

Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Swimming — Views — Wildlife

Runner Notes

Though strenuous, the trail is not technical, making it a great run for those just beginning to get into the sport.

Description

To get to this trail, you must take portions of first the Pacific Crest Trail, followed by a small section of the John Muir Trail.

After the fork for the Elizabeth Lake Trail, the trail ascends toward the lake. Though strenuous, the trail is not technical.

The trail will eventually flatten out and open up into the serene landscape of Elizabeth Lake. Make sure to enjoy all the beauty that this Alpine lake has to offer before turning around for the 3-mile descent, back the way you came.

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Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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