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Gaylor Lake

Tioga Pass Entrance Station, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Ice on the Lake in July

This lake was beautiful and still frozen on July 5th! Driving on the Tioga Pass you have to stop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frederick, Maryland
Absolutely breath taking

The lake was just beautiful partly iced over . We visited yosemite twice it was just beautiful with... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Pamela T
Melbourne, Australia
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Hiking to the lake offers peace and quiet away from crowds.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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Tioga Pass Entrance Station, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake was beautiful and still frozen on July 5th! Driving on the Tioga Pass you have to stop at this lake and just admire the view. Perfect picture spot.

Thank cherylsm2017
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lake was just beautiful partly iced over . We visited yosemite twice it was just beautiful with melting ice & signs of spring growth

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We took this hike with the Sierra Club and started above the tuolumne Meadows trailhead. This was much more gradual than if you take the hike up from the Tioga Pass entrance. On the way up, we started at about 9200 feet and ended up...More

Thank frequent1
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I'm reluctant to even let on that this place exists because it seems to be one of Yosemite's best kept secrets. But I can't keep a secret! The trailhead for Gaylor Lakes is right past the Tioga Pass entrance of Yosemite and probably frequently passed-by....More

Thank kramden88
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect hike off of Tioga Pass. It is tough, but it is beautiful and away from the crowds. Make sure you hike to both lakes for very rewarding scenery. We started our hike at about 10:00am and there were more people there...More

Thank LaurenNicole12
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This was our first day's excursion. We were a bit worried about elevation since we are flatlanders (and honestly not in tip-top shape!), but our excitement got us through. We made it as far as the the upper Gaylor Lake, but chose not to go...More

1  Thank bohemianparrothead
Reviewed 24 July 2016

On our first day in the high country, we elected to have knowledgeable friends guide us the longer but easier way to Gaylord Lake. Wise choice, we were still acclimating. After walking through shaded evergreen (well-populated with flies and mosquitoes), we arrived at a stunningly...More

1  Thank Luca1932
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The trail cover with snow partially but not hard to get around. You will rewarded with beautiful views at the end. Highly recommend for this short trail.

Thank Albert_CedarHills
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

A nice shot hike that is easy to get to from the east side. Not the very best scenery but plenty nice

Thank Greg4Travel
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This place is a gem. A very short hike and not very crowded. The views are amazing and both lakes are extremely clean and clear. If you hike around the second lake you can have an amazing view of the far eastern part of the...More

1  Thank David T
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