4.8 point-to-point | ½ day hike candidate: No
About: This trail is one of the primary ways to get to the South Rim Trail. Folks will either go up Laguna Meadows or The Pinnacles. I would much rather go up Laguna Meadows and down The Pinnacles. This trail offers very nice vista points and a good view of The Window. It’s a very cool trail where you get mountain vistas on the way up, but then it levels out a bit and turns into a grassy meadow and forestry hike.
Pros: Less traffic than The Pinnacles Trail.
Tips: I wouldn’t recommend JUST doing this trail. It’s to get you to the South Rim which is one of the most picturesque and breathtaking trails in the park.
You can save a little time on the way out or back by hiking through the cabins at the basin. See below.