Distance: 4.6 miles (7.4 km) round trip
Trailhead Elevation: 9,250 feet (2,820 meters)
Lower Gaylor Lake Elevation: 10,050 feet (3,060 meters)
Total Elevation Gain: 800 feet (245 meters)
The bare patch near the trailhead is a pretty, single-serving-sized, and generally unoccupied meadow with a stream (zoom in for the evidence) meandering through it. If you're weary of sharing Tuolumne Meadows with other hikers, come to this one and revel in your misanthropy.