June Lake Loop Trail to Yost Creek Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3.5-5h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
12.6 km
Elevation
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521 m
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An easily accessible route within Inyo National Forest, June Lake Loop Trail to Yost Creek Trail is an excellent choice for your next hiking adventure! With incredible views of the surrounding eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain landscape and ample opportunities to view an abundance of wildlife, June Lake Loop Trail to Yost Creek Trail will not leave you disappointed.

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Route Description for June Lake Loop Trail to Yost Creek Trail

As the June Lake Loop Trail to Yost Creek Trail possesses a notable elevation incline compared to its length, it is rated as moderate and is therefore likely not appropriate for beginner hikers and families with young children. We recommend wearing a good pair of hiking shoes and protecting yourself from the effects of the alpine sun with sunscreen and a good hat.

Having arrived at the trailhead, follow the June Lake Loop Trail heading south over steadily inclining terrain. The June Lake Loop Trail is rather steep at first but will eventually mellow out as the incline becomes more gradual. Approximately halfway through the route, you will arrive at a junction within the trail. At the junction, continue on along June Lake Loop Trail as it makes its way south.

The elevation will begin to decline somewhat, and - after a few hundred feet - the route will deliver you to Yost Meadow. Once you've arrived at the scenic meadow, take some time to explore and perhaps stop for a picnic before backtracking your steps towards the trailhead and your waiting vehicle.

Getting to the June Lake Loop Trail to Yost Creek Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for June Lake Loop Trail to Yost Creek Trail is located off of Hillside Drive.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    June Lake Campground

  • When to do

    April-October

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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