(Almost) Every Weekend Backpacking Trip in Yosemite

Jordan here — we all know how crowded Yosemite gets. But it's still possible to find solitude!
Here are 63 one-night backpacking trips, many of which you’ve probably never heard of.

May Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
1mi/day
+500ft/day
Harden Lake
Hetch Hetchy
3mi/day
+600ft/day
Polly Dome Lakes
Tuolumne Meadows
3mi/day
+700ft/day
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Valley
3mi/day
+4,100ft/day
May Lake from May Lake to Snow Creek Trailhead
Tuolumne Meadows
3mi/day
+1,100ft/day
Little Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Yalley
4mi/day
+2,900ft/day
Mono Pass
Tuolumne Meadows
4mi/day
+1,200ft/day
Spillway Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
4mi/day
+1,100ft/day
Sunrise High Sierra Camp
Tuolumne Meadows
5mi/day
+2,000ft/day
Chain Lakes
Chiquito Pass
5mi/day
+1,600ft/day
Nelson Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
6mi/day
+2,000ft/day
Polly Dome Lakes via May Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
6mi/day
+1,400ft/day
Kibbie Lake
Hetch Hetchy
6mi/day
+2,500ft/day
Ten Lakes
Tuolumne Meadows
6mi/day
+2,400ft/day
Kibbie Lake Loop
Hetch Hetchy
6mi/day
+2,500ft/day
Grant Lakes
Tuolumne Meadows
6mi/day
+2,500ft/day
Ostrander Lake
Badger Pass
6mi/day
+1,900ft/day
Lower Young Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
6mi/day
+2,100ft/day
Upper Young Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
7mi/day
+2,400ft/day
Royal Arch Lake from Chiquito Pass
Chiquito Pass
7mi/day
+2,200ft/day
Johnson Lake via Chiquito Pass
Chiquito Pass
7mi/day
+2,000ft/day
Laurel Lake from Lake Eleanor
Hetch Hetchy
8mi/day
+2,700ft/day
Lower Young Lake Loop
Tuolumne Meadows
8mi/day
+1,800ft/day
Vogelsang Camp
Tuolumne Meadows
8mi/day
+1,900ft/day
Vogelsang Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
8mi/day
+2,100ft/day
Crescent Lake via Chiquito Pass
Chiquito Pass
8mi/day
+2,200ft/day
Sunrise High Sierra Camp Loop
Tuolumne Meadows
8mi/day
+1,900ft/day
Grouse Lake
Wawona
8mi/day
+4,900ft/day
Upper Young Lake Loop
Tuolumne Meadows
8mi/day
+2,200ft/day
Breeze Lake
Chiquito Pass
9mi/day
+2,300ft/day
Grouse Lake via Chiquito Pass
Chiquito Pass
9mi/day
+2,400ft/day
Tiltill Valley
Hetch Hetchy
9mi/day
+5,200ft/day
Buena Vista Lake via Chiquito Pass
Chiquito Pass
10mi/day
+2,900ft/day
Crescent Lake
Wawona
10mi/day
+5,200ft/day
Emeric Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
10mi/day
+1,900ft/day
Merced Lakes
Chiquito Pass
10mi/day
+2,200ft/day
Ireland Lake Via PCT
Tuolumne Meadows
10mi/day
+2,600ft/day
Johnson Lake
Wawona
11mi/day
+5,300ft/day
Bernice Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
11mi/day
+3,000ft/day
Lyell Fork
Tuolumne Meadows
11mi/day
+2,400ft/day
Royal Arch Lake
Wawona
12mi/day
+5,700ft/day
Falls Creek
Hetch Hetchy
12mi/day
+5,600ft/day
Ten Lakes from Tenaya Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
12mi/day
+3,700ft/day
Buena Vista Lake
Wawona
12mi/day
+6,100ft/day
Boundary Lake
Hetch Hetchy
12mi/day
+4,100ft/day
Ireland Lake Loop
Tuolumne Meadows
12mi/day
+2,600ft/day
Merced Lake Via Little Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley
12mi/day
+5,400ft/day
Lake Vernon from Lake Eleanor
Hetch Hetchy
13mi/day
+3,800ft/day
Lower Ottoway Lake
Chiquito Pass
13mi/day
+3,100ft/day
Donohue Pass
Tuolumne Meadows
13mi/day
+3,400ft/day
Merced lake Loop
Yosemite Valley
13mi/day
+5,400ft/day
Buena Vista Lake from Glacier Point
Badger Pass
13mi/day
+4,100ft/day
Ten Lakes via May Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
13mi/day
+3,900ft/day
Upper Ottoway Lake
Chiquito Pass
14mi/day
+4,000ft/day
Buena Vista Lake Loop
Wawona
14mi/day
+6,100ft/day
Buena Vista Lake Loop via Mono Meadow
Badger Pass
15mi/day
+3,300ft/day
Royal Arch Lake Loop
Wawona
15mi/day
+5,700ft/day
McCabe Lake
Tuolumne Meadows
15mi/day
+2,900ft/day
Buena Vista Lake Loop from Ostrander Lake Trailhead
Badger Pass
15mi/day
+3,300ft/day
Washburn Lake
Yosemite Valley
16mi/day
+6,500ft/day
Falls Creek Loop
Hetch Hetchy
18mi/day
+6,400ft/day
Bernice Lake from Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley
19mi/day
+9,000ft/day
Wilma Lake Loop
Hetch Hetchy
20mi/day
+6,600ft/day