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Dog Lake - Yosemite NP, CA

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Difficulty 2 of 5
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Distance Lasso-Loop 3.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,597 feet
Elevation Gain 591 feet
Accumulated Gain 611 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5-2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.96
Dogs not allowed
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7  2022-09-04 mikemcg
4  2018-07-30 nonot
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Trips 53 map ( 431 miles )
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Location Tempe, AZ
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Preferred May, Oct, Sep, Jun
Sun  6:53am - 4:39pm
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Overview
A short trail with a moderate incline that leads to and around a peaceful lake with beautiful views and abundant wildlife.


The trailhead is at the north end of the Lembert Dome Picnic Area, a popular spot. It is also the starting point to go to Lembert Dome, Young Lake, and Tuolumne Meadows.

Hike
The trail starts flat for about 200 meters, with views of Lembert Dome to the northeast. It then climbs steadily, ascending about 400 feet over a half mile, then flattens briefly before one more short climb. It is well-maintained but rocky in some parts, with tree cover throughout. About 0.8 miles in, there is a side trail that leads to the top of Lembert Dome, which provides excellent views.


Approximately 1.1 miles in, there is a fork where the hiker can continue north toward Young Lake (5 miles further) or proceed northeast to Dog Lake. Dog Lake was serene and beautiful, with mountains in the distance. The water was clear and cold. There were multiple deer, and they didn't seem at all concerned about the presence of humans nearby. There were numerous ducks on the lake. The trail encircles the lake, then the same trail can be taken back down to the parking lot.

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No pets permitted!

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2022-09-10 mikemcg
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Yosemite National Park
    Fees & Passes
    Half Dome Permit - Currently required 7 days a week. Check the link for the most up-to-date information.

    2014 - 300 permits issued daily, 225 for dayhikers.
    2013 - 400 permits issued daily, 300 for dayhikers.


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    To hike
    Enter Yosemite National Park (fee or NPS permit required) then take State Route 120 (Tioga Road) to the Lembert Dome Picnic Area, which has a large paved parking lot.
    page created by mikemcg on Sep 10 2022 11:00 pm
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