Vogelsang Pass Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,539' 774 m
Descent: -570' -174 m
High: 10,665' 3,251 m
Low: 8,177' 2,492 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
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“Connecting Tuolumne Pass and the Vogelsang High Sierra Camp with Merced Lake via Vogelsang Pass and Lewis Creek.”— Bruce Hope
Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites.
This trail is usually covered by snow between November and June.
All pets are prohibited.
Along the way, you'll pass where Florence Creek cascades into Lewis Creek over a series of granite slabs and where Lewis Creek itself flows over similar slabs. The trail in this area passes through open areas and patches of forest. About 3.0 miles from the pass, the trail leaves creek, passes a junction with the Merced River Shelf trail, and then descends to end at a junction with the Emeric Lake Trail and the trail to the Merced River Valley.
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