Mount Lyell

Elevation (feet): 13,114
Elevation (meters): 3,998
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sierra Nevada
State: California
Latitude: 37.7394
Longitude: -119.271
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1871
First successful climber(s): John Tileston
Nearest major airport: Oakland, California, Reno, Nevada
Convenient Center: Lee Vining or Mono Lake,, California

Mount Lyell is the highest peak in Yosemite National Park. Its summit rises just east of the Pacific Crest Trail near the June Lake Loop Road, a popular tourist road that winds around many of the area's pleasant mountain lakes. The road makes Lyell easy to access, but also creates a tremendous amount of tourist traffic. There are many peaks in the area only slightly lower than Lyell, and all can be climbed via an extensive network of trails.