Rae Lakes Loop

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Rae Lakes Loop runs for a length of 64 kilometers through Kalifornien in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 3 days to walk the Rae Lakes Loop.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and on campsites.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Rae Lakes Loop

64 km
Elevation gain
2.300 m
Elevation loss
2.300 m
Highest Point
Glen Pass / 3.635 m
Lowest Point
Road's End in Cedar Grove / 1.530 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
64 km
2.300 m
2.300 m
Glen Pass
3.635 m
Road's End in Cedar Grove
1.530 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Rae Lakes Loop
  • in a tent/tarp
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Rae Lakes Loop
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Rae Lakes Loop is:


Arrival to the Rae Lakes Loop

You will arrive via Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Mietwagen. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Rae Lakes Loop

Departure is via Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Rae Lakes Loop

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