Mt. Yoran Trail #3683

This trail passes through dense forests of high elevation species such as mountain hemlock, noble fir and Pacific silver fir. As the trail approaches the tree line, it levels to parallel the mountain and finally sweeps into a bowl to Divide Lake - small, shallow lake in a rocky, pristine wilderness setting. Several other small lakes are also in the bowl.

From the lake are good views of Mt. Yoran to the northeast and another predominated ridge with talus slopes and ridges as tall as Mt. Yoran.

The trail continues past Divide Lake for 0.5 mile and climbs over the divide to junction with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness Self-Issue Permit required for both day use and overnight stays from June 15 through October 15. Free permits are self-issued at the trailhead.
Usage: Medium
Water: Divide Lake - requires treatment
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


Access from: Vivian Lake Trailhead

General Notes:

Map of Mt. Yoran trail

Some segments of the trail are steep and footing is on loose gravel. The meadows are fragile and should be treated with care. Mosquitoes are ferocious during the early part of the season.

Close to:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: More Difficult


Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
3.9 miles

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  Elevation : 
5400 feet - 6700 feet