Mount Dana, Yosemite National Park
4-star hike | 5 mile out-and-back | Hard | Yosemite National Park, Northern California -
Situated on the Eastern edge of Yosemite National Park, you're unlikely to find the Mt. Dana Summit Trail on your National Park Service map. What you will find on this trail however, is a challenging trip up the second highest peak in Yosemite National Park which rewards with some of the best panoramic views you'll experience anywhere.
The well defined trail gets you close to the peak before branching off in many directions. At this point you'll have the summit in your sights so you can take your pick of trails as you navigate your way upward over and around the rocky terrain. Expect your trail to disappear beneath the small boulders from time to time, forcing you to scramble your way up. Views on the way up are spectacular, but until you reach the summit you haven't seen the half of it!
• Elevation Gain 3,200ft (9,900 - 13,053ft)
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