Restore Tenaya Lake’s Sunrise Trail & Build Boardwalk

Set among towering granite domes and lodgepole pines, Tenaya Lake is often called the “jewel of the high country.” It is Yosemite’s largest frontcountry lake and one of the park’s most popular summer destinations.

The Yosemite Conservancy is funding efforts to restore damaged areas, improve the visitor experience and increase accessibility for the mobility-impaired. This work started at East Beach and has continued along the lakeshore to the southern trail. 2014 work will focus on the Sunrise Trailhead area. To provide a direct and scenic trail for visitors hiking around the Tenaya Lake loop, the Conservancy will fund construction of an 1,100-foot accessible trail from the parking area to the lake, including a boardwalk over sensitive seasonal wetlands. Wayfinding signs will be installed, the ecology of the lakeshore and creek bank will be restored, and social trails will be removed and revegetated.

Thanks to your support, hiking around Tenaya Lake will continue to create lasting impressions of Yosemite’s beauty for future visitors to the high country.

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Project Notes

This work will make it easier for visitors to access Tenaya Lake.

Russell Kisch
Roads and Trail Branch
Yosemite National Park