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Lake Vernon Trail

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Length

3.3 Miles 5.2 Kilometers

89%

Runnable

Elevation

491' 150 m

Ascent

-512' -156 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

6,946' 2,117 m

High

6,551' 1,997 m

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This trail climbs from a junction with the Vernon Lake Cabin Trail over a hill to reach the Laurel Lake Trail.

Rodolfo Camacho

Overview

Bears are prevalent in this area, so be sure to lock up your food when camping.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Be careful on the run. There are several water sources, so bring a water filter/straw if you have one.

Description [Suggest Changes]

From the start, this trail immediately confronts a creek crossing that can prove dangerous depending on the time of year and recent rainfall. You might want to bring sandals for this crossing to save your shoes. After you cross safely, the trail takes on a pleasant character as it makes its way through more beautiful white granite on a hillside.

Eventually, the trail leaves the granite to enter a dense forest canopy that offers great shade amidst the pines. Through here, expect to feel the burn in your knees and thighs as you climb, climb, climb past a junction with the Jack Main Canyon Trail before tackling a steady descent to the trail's end at a junction with the Laurel Lake Trail and Lake Laurel West Trail.

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Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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