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Re: May Lake Trailhead

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May Lake Trailhead
May 21, 2012 09:45AM
The May Lake Trailhead is a bit west of Tenaya Lake at Snow Creek, correct? I understand that the parking area is down an old, broken up road. Is this road passable? I don't have 4 wheel drive or high clearance. Is there a better route?
avatar Re: May Lake Trailhead
May 21, 2012 10:35AM
Any car can get to the trailhead up that road...if it's open. It tends to open later than Tioga Pass Rd proper.

I'll bet some folks here will chime in with some first hand knowledge very soon.

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Re: May Lake Trailhead
May 21, 2012 11:21AM
The May Lake/Snow Flat road appeared to be open this weekend (May 19th)--that is, I didn't see the closed gate from the Tioga Road while driving by.
avatar Re: May Lake Trailhead
May 21, 2012 08:19PM
It's as good as the roads to Tamarack Flat Campground, Yosemite Creek Campground, White Wolf Campground, Crane Flat Lookout, and other stuff too. Don't give it a thought.

Old Dude
avatar Re: May Lake Trailhead
May 22, 2012 12:52AM
I believe it's a section of the original Tioga Road. What remains of it continues on down to Tenaya Lake ( not drivable! ).

This is the old alignment. The new one is the current road that goes past Olmsted Point and gives the snow plows fits due to the major avalanche zone it passes through

As I remember, it's an easy drive on fully paved road surface to the trailhead.
avatar Re: May Lake Trailhead
May 23, 2012 09:59AM
The May Lake road was closed as of yesterday.

avatar Re: May Lake Trailhead
May 23, 2012 11:59AM
s this road passable?

I've driven a Prius on it with no problems.
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