Quartz Mountain to Chain Lakes: Yosemite

Days:  2
Rating: (Moderate)
Milage: 12 +
Elevation Gain/loss:
+900 to 1500″
Max Elevation :
9,300′ +
Min Elevation: 
Location: Sierra National Forrest  
Trail Head: 37.528724, -119.440662

Type: In & Out:
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Chain Lakes is a series of three lakes located in the South Eastern region of Yosemite National Park near the border of the Sierra National Forest.  The hiking trail begins in the Sierra National Forest, with a nice gentle climb  through some large pines and opens up in areas with lots of lush vegetation.

There are quite a few stream crossings and marshy areas which makes for an abundance of mosquitos. Don’t forget your repellent. After about 2 miles you will come to picturesque Chiquito Lake. It’s well on it’s way to becoming a meadow and as you follow the trail along side of the lake.

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