Saddlebag Lake Loop Trail

Saddlebag Lake Loop Trail

Lee Vining, California
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This six-mile loop rewards with outstanding scenery and a grade gentle enough for children and folks with arthritic knees. That said, the elevation—over 10,000 the whole way—adds to the exertion required. To get to the scenery fast (in summer) squeeze in among the anglers on the the dog-friendly water taxi  from Saddlebag Lake Resort (cafe, general store, boat rentals, campground) to the far side of the lake, where two trail heads await. Take the right one for the loop described here.

Getting there:

From Highway 395 at Lee Vining, take Highway 120 toward Tioga Pass and Yosemite National Park. Drive about eight miles up the winding road to Tioga Pass Resort/cafe. The road to Saddlebag Lake splits off from 120 just before the resort. There is a parking lot, a campground and a store where you can purchase food, drinks, and water taxi tickets.

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Dog with head out window of car on Tioga Pass
Cody, Tioga Pass. Photo: Patti Thompson
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Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
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