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Lyell Canyon via John Muir Trail

Outing

Overview

  • Directions

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  • Distance

    8.06 miles

Description

8 Miles (12.8km) one-way, but you can go shorter or longer if desired. 

Begin at the Tuolumne Lodge (shuttle stop #1) or the Dog Lake parking area (shuttle stop #2). This trail passes through Lyell Canyon, along the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. Early in the season, the trail can be muddy in places. There are several creek crossings, including Rafferty Creek (bridged) and Ireland Creek (unbridged). Spectacular Kuna Creek cascades down the side of the east canyon wall near the eight-mile mark. 

For a shorter trip, walk 1/2 hour each way to the Lyell Fork and "Twin Bridges."

Begin at the Tuolumne Lodge (YARTS shuttle stop #1) or the Dog Lake parking area (YARTS shuttle stop #2).