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Emeric Creek Trail

Intermediate
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Connecting Tuolumne Pass with Merced Lake along Emeric and Fletcher Creeks.


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6.6

Miles

10.7

KM

88%

Runnable

9,983' 3,043 m

High

8,088' 2,465 m

Low

192' 59 m

Up

2,011' 613 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers

Both national park and federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. A wilderness permit is required for all overnight wilderness use and MUST be in your possession while in the wilderness.

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.

Need to Know

Federal regulations require you to properly store all your food wherever you are in Yosemite National Park. Your food must be stored unless it's within arm's reach (so no going for a swim or taking a nap while leaving food out). Food includes all food and drinks—regardless of packaging—along with trash, toiletries, and other scented items. These items must be stored in either an allowed bear-resistant food container or food locker. Hanging food is illegal throughout Yosemite National Park.

All pets are prohibited.

Description

From Tuolumne Pass, this trail makes a gradual descent of the Emeric Creek valley past the Boothe Lake Trail, the Vogelsang Cutoff, and the Emeric Lake Trail before beginning a precipitous descent along (but not near) Fletcher Creek on numerous switchbacks.

The scenery along Emeric Creek is absolutely stunning. After descending the swicthbacks, the trail crosses a stout footbridge and ends at its junction with the Vogelsang Pass Trail and the trail descending into the Merced River Valley. The Emeric Lake Trail is one way to go between the High Sierra Camps at Vogelsang Pass and Merced Lake.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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Along Fletcher Creek
Dec 29, 2018 near Yosemit…, CA
Looking up Fletcher Creek
Dec 29, 2018 near Yosemit…, CA
Along Emeric Creek
Dec 29, 2018 near Yosemit…, CA
Looking up the Fletcher Creek drainage
Dec 29, 2018 near Yosemit…, CA
On the road again - Vogelsang Trail.
May 14, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA

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