Hiking The Mount Dana Trail

The 56th most popular hiking trail in California.

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The Mt Dana Trail is a 6 mile round trip hike to the namesake peak at 13,000 feet from Tioga Pass. The summit offers amazing vistas of the High Sierra Crest and Mono Lake.

Overall, Mount Dana Trail is the 56th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Mount Dana Trail including Bishop Pass/John Muir/ Piute Pass Trails, John Muir Trail, Tenaya Lake To Clouds Rest, Ballon Dome and Merced River Trail.


Local Contact(s):  YNP (209) 372-0200; California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Tenaya (800) 635-5807; Yosemite Bug Hostel

Luxury Loding:  Awhanee Lodge, Yosemite; Chateau du Sureau (559) 683-6860; Groveland Hotel

Breakfast Restaurant:  Cafe Vermeer (760) 934-4203

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/yose

GPS:  37.91175, -119.2577

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/3/2016

ID:  14498


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