Merced Lake Via Little Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

Day 1
12.4mi
+5,400ft / -2,200ft
Day 2
12.4mi
+2,200ft / -5,400ft
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 Merced Lake

CurrentMerced Lake Via Little Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Valley
12mi/day
+5,400ft/day
Merced lake Loop
Yosemite Valley
13mi/day
+5,400ft/day