Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park

#13 of 18 in Trails in Yosemite National Park
National Park · State Park
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  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 »
  • This is about a 2.3 mile hike from the campgrounds. The hike is a little steep at first but levels out, and is just beautiful all the way up. The lake is clear water and the view is surreal.
  • This place is wow! Not many people do this hike. The view is so calm and beautiful!

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