Lukens Lake via White Wolf Campground Hike

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Easy
Duration
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2-2.5h
Distance
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7.9 km
Elevation
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134 m
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The Lukens Lake via White Wolf Campground Hike is a great adventure in Yosemite National Park that wanders through a forest of mixed conifers to a shimmering alpine lake that is bordered with vibrant wildflowers. Picturesque and easy-going, this epic excursion can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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Route Description for Lukens Lake via White Wolf Campground Hike

The Lukens Lake via White Wolf Campground Hike presents the perfect opportunity to get outside into the fresh air and explore the wilderness. Wander through mixed pine forests and lush meadows along the Middle Tuolumne River to reach a shimmering lake. Explore the diversity of the area’s flora and fauna as you get your steps in! Though not necessary, a trail GPS may prove useful, as some intersections are unmarked. Don’t forget to charge your camera, the wonderful scenery warrants plenty of photo opportunities. Note: the National Park charges an entrance fee; refer to the NPS website for additional details.

Embark on your adventure along the Lukens Lake via White Wolf Campground Hike from the campground. From here, head west along the trail signposted for Lukens Lake. Follow this route through the mixed pine forests and along the running waters of the Middle Tuolumne River. At the first intersection, keep right and you will quickly arrive at another. Keep right here as well and follow the trail as it begins to climb more intensely. Mind your footing as you ascend the vertiginous terrain to the shore of Lukens Lake.

Once you arrive at the lake, you will likely be joined by the other adventurers who approached the lake from a different way. Skirt around the perimeter of the charming lake and, when you are ready, retrace your footing along the route back to the trailhead.

Getting to the Lukens Lake via White Wolf Campground Hike Trailhead

The Lukens Lake via White Wolf Campground Hike begins at the White Wolf Campground off White Wolf Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Backcountry Camping, Wilderness Permit Required.

  • When to do

    May-October

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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