May Lake

May Lake Road, Yosemite National Park

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Great Backpacking with Little Ones.

Explore May Lake in Yosemite with first-timers!

We love this hike because it’s short for younger kids, and the lake is very picturesque as it rests at the base of Mount Hoffman. This hike makes for a great first backpacking trip for young kids due to the short distance and fact that there is a High Sierra Camp there in case you needed help in an emergency. There are plenty of campsites throughout the trail, call to ask about permits in advance. We saw May Lake as part of a great two-night trip loop by adding in Glen Aulin for our second night. This loop was relatively flat and boasted lots of great sights.



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