Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park

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In addition to offering scenic views, Elizabeth Lake is small enough to provide a personal feel to a traveler looking to escape the crowds. Nestled at the foot of Unicorn Peak 2,892 m (9,487 ft) above sea level, this glacier-carved lake--fringed with evergreen trees and a steep granite cliff face--carries the name of a geologist's niece, Elizabeth Crow Simmons. The moderate hike to the lake is an attraction in its own right, offering peace and tranquility. See Elizabeth Lake and all Yosemite National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.
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  • I can’t believe how wonderful this place is.. one of the most beautiful place on the planet... I couldn’t stop talking pictures, only one word WOW 
    I can’t believe how wonderful this place is.. one of the most beautiful place on the planet... I couldn’t stop talking pictures, only one word WOW  more »
  • The hike starts from the Tuolumne meadows camp ground. It's a moderate hike. 3/4 of the hike is steep uphill.the last part is the most beautiful and the views are spectacular. The lake has different.....  more
    The hike starts from the Tuolumne meadows camp ground. It's a moderate hike. 3/4 of the hike is steep uphill.the last part is the most beautiful and the views are spectacular. The lake has different.....  more »
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  • Wonderfull place with a crazy coloured path to the lake. If you walk discreetly, wild life will manifest to you.
  • Took the incredible and encouragingly challenging hike from Tuolumne Meadows! Saw woodpeckers in full action, what appeared to be several Chipmunks, deer, and a snake of about 20-24 inches, black hugged by yellow. A peaceful lake set to gorgeous backdrops at every angle. Can't wait to return and have lunch on a large flat rock that was about 15 feet out from Land!

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