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


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

86%

Runnable

9,511' 2,899 m

High

8,737' 2,663 m

Low

774' 236 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

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.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

Shared By:

Nate Porter

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 9 votes

#9934

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  4.1 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#904

in California

#9,934

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855 Since Aug 27, 2015
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Photos

Unicorn Peak above Elizabeth Lake
Aug 27, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
You have reached your destination!
Jul 10, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Unicorn Peak and Elizabeth Lake.
Jan 21, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Clouds pass overhead as Elizabeth Lake sits below Unicorn Peak.
May 12, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Elizabeth Lake
Aug 27, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
So thick it blocks out Cathedral
Jul 10, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA

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