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Mt. Hoffman Trail

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Length

1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers

66%

Runnable

Elevation

1,380' 421 m

Ascent

-36' -11 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

10,706' 3,263 m

High

9,325' 2,842 m

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A strenuous climb to reach panoramic views.

nathan reid

Overview

Features: Lake — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the southern end of May Lake head left and get ready to climb for the next mile and a half. Be prepared to get blasted by the Sun, as the trail is pretty much entirely exposed. The journey up is mostly barren and rocky, with some sparse grassy coverage when nearing the peak.

Just when the payoff appears imminent, you'll reach the false summit. Don't be discouraged, as the true summit lies just ahead. At the ensuing junction, head left and follow the cairns, scrambling up to incredible views of May Lake below and Clouds Rest and Half Dome to the south.

Flora & Fauna

Beware of marmots at the summit. They will chew relentlessly on anything left unattended!

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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