Buena Vista Lake Loop

Wawona

Day 1
12.3mi
+6,100ft / -1,300ft
Day 2
14.2mi
+1,600ft / -6,400ft
Permit

Wilderness permit required for overnight trips.

May through October: apply 169 days before the start date by 11:59 PM PT. Apply today to start as early as October 6, 2021.

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All trips to Buena Vista Lake

Buena Vista Lake via Chiquito Pass
Chiquito Pass
10mi/day
+2,900ft/day
Buena Vista Lake
Wawona
12mi/day
+6,100ft/day
Buena Vista Lake from Glacier Point
Badger Pass
13mi/day
+4,100ft/day
CurrentBuena Vista Lake Loop
Wawona
14mi/day
+6,100ft/day
Buena Vista Lake Loop via Mono Meadow
Badger Pass
15mi/day
+3,300ft/day
Buena Vista Lake Loop from Ostrander Lake Trailhead
Badger Pass
15mi/day
+3,300ft/day