|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.