Gaylor Lakes Photos – Easy to Miss, But Don’t

I only recently discovered this high mountain excursion in the eastern part of the park. In fact, the trailhead is located just inside the Tioga entrance. Here’s a small collection of my Gaylor Lakes photos, though I do hope to add more soon.

Gaylor Lakes & Gaylor Peak in September
Gaylor Lakes & Gaylor Peak

You might have noticed that my pics from this location are quite dry and brown. I believe this is because I did this hike in very late Summer – actually, I’m pretty sure it was September.

I would love to see this region when it comes alive with vibrant greens and wildflowers…I’m just not sure when that is. I assume around late July maybe? I’ll find out and keep you posted, I promise.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s obviously still quite scenic, even at this time of year. You’ll notice the pyramid-shaped Gaylor peak. I took the photo below on the trail to upper Gaylor Lake. There is also a fascinating abandoned silver mine up there.

Trail going to Upper Lake - Gaylor Lakes photos

Anyhow, this is a short, steep climb…and I get the impression that it’s the kind of destination that hardcore Yosemite fans like. This is because while it’s still quite stunning, there are probably a lot of other (more famous) locations you should see first.

In fact, I bet 90% of the people you’ll meet on this trail are Yosemite connoisseurs. Haha. As with many other locations I post about, be sure to check out my Gaylor Lakes Hike Album to see more photos of the trail and terrain itself.

Bottom line: If you want to get away from the crowds and breathe some crisp, pristine high Sierra air, check this place out!

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Photographer Nathan Allen

I’m Nathan Allen, photographer / creator of (Yosemite Photos) and international travel site I Dreamed Of This. In truth, I lived in San Francisco, New York, & Singapore…but nothing compares to life in the mountains. I share my experiences HERE.