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Address: Tioga Road, Yosemite National Park, CA

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We were in the Yosemite area for a wedding the summer of '16. We took a couple of days and visited Yosemite and took the N. route east and stopped to hike the May Lake Trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis IN
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Indianapolis IN
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the Yosemite area for a wedding the summer of '16. We took a couple of days and visited Yosemite and took the N. route east and stopped to hike the May Lake Trail. It's a nice, easy hike. When you reach May Lake, it's a nice view of the lake with campsites in that area. Not very... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had to move along to the next spot on our adventure, but we wanted to get one last Yosemite hike in before leaving and May Lake was perfect for that. In hindsight, I really wish that we had budgeted enough time to hike Mt. Hoffman. Still, May Lake was so beautiful and there are so many great views from... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

To begin with no RV or big vehicle can drive up to the parking lot at May Lake.The hike up to May Lake is relatively easy and well maintained. The views are nice and once you reach the lake you have a great view of the lake. No swimming allowed ! Keep left once you reach the lake and follow... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

The rock formations that make up this part of the park make one almost feel on a different planet. The hike is a fairly easy couple miles, and the lake is a great place for a picnic.

Thank BVinLA
Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very nice place to stay overnight if you climb Mt. Hoffmann! Basic but sufficient and very quiet which it the most important thing when yu want to do a multiple day hike in the Yosemite park.

Thank DannaDv
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is relatively easy 45 minute hike to May Lake , with many scenic views on the way, including Half-Dome & Mt. Hoffman .Once you arrive , you can camp in this pristine high elevation area (9,000 feet) or just hang out . If you are a little brave, hike on up to Mt. Hoffman ( 10,780 feet) , another... More 

Thank Maury C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our second day in Yosemite began with a drive up to May Lake Trailhead were our five-day backpack adventure officially began. The trail to May Lake campground is short - just over a mile - with a bit of elevation gain from the trailhead itself. Initially, we planned to hike Mt. Hoffman, however gusty winds of 30-plus miles per hour,... More 

Thank Chuck G
Shreveport, Louisiana
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

The is one of the most beautiful drives through a National Park that we have ever been to in several years. We love the majestic mountains and evergreen forest. The mountain lakes take your breath away with the crystal waters shimmering in the morning light. The flowers and the spacious open air rejuvenates your spirt. That time to stop and... More 

Thank deenapaul
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151 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

About 1.2 mi of short hike from the trailhead (which itself is off the 3mi long dirt road from route 120) with great views of peaks and Half dome, leads to a nice secluded lake and a camping spot. Very clear and not terribly cold water. Mosquitos galore, be prepared.

Thank Alex P
Margate City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We came on a Saturday. It was nice to get away from the crowd in the valley. The hike was good, fairly easy. There were a lot of bugs/flies on the trail. The lake was very beautiful to sit and relax.

1 Thank Marissa E

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