Mount Hoffmann Climber's Log

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IronHiker - Nov 6, 2023 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2023

Big fun  Sucess!

Hiked with my wife. One of the best half day hikes in Yosemite. Beautiful lake, fun scramble at the end. Amazing views.


Timl - Aug 1, 2023 11:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2019

Not my cup of tea  Sucess!

I though the cairns were hard to find, and I wasn't expecting the Class 2 scramble at the top. Uniformed and inexperienced I guess, not the mountain's fault. Just not a very interesting or rewarding hike IMO.


DOTS911 - Sep 4, 2022 6:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2022

Mt Hoffman  Sucess!

Third time up to the top. I was taking cellphone signal strength data every ten feet with an android app that I wrote and plan to release soon. It shows my route every ten feet as red, yellow, and green dots indicating ability to make a cellphone call.


Tracy - Sep 20, 2021 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2021

From May Lake near thr end of a 15-day backpacking trip  Sucess!

Did this one with Michael Eschenberg. A backcountry ranger suggested this peak to us when we shared our hiking route plans with him. It was a good one.


philadendron - Sep 18, 2020 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2020

Via May Lake  Sucess!

Crazy mosquitoes down low but awesome views from the top.

T. White

T. White - Aug 1, 2020 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2020

What a trip...  Sucess!

Made the climb on the last day of July in the middle of a heat wave with almost nobody else on the summit trail (I only saw one group of two on the slopes, long after I'd already come down) - a miracle made possible by the park's Covid-related entry restrictions. The views of northern Yosemite and points beyond were beyond compare -- those to the south were dulled by haze and the angle of the sun. Looking down the precipice at Lake 9820 was a thrill I won't soon forget...


Guna - Jun 28, 2020 10:12 pm

Mt.Hoffmann  Sucess!

Mt.Hoffmann Hike @ Yosemite on 06/20. Started hiking from May Lake Trailhead @ 9 40 am. Reached Mt.Hoffmann peak around by 12 15 pm in under 2hr 30 minutes. Temperature is around 70 and no wind. The Yosemite NP views from Hoffman peak simply spectacular and amazing! You need to scale and feel the beauty at 10875 feet elevation!
The trail to May Lake is neatly marked but from May Lake to Mt.Hoffman 50% of trail is we could figure out rest we need to follow the Cairnes on the trail. Last .75 miles pretty intense and we need to use hands to climb up big boulders. On the trail there are lots of lose rocks. scramble, big boulders, gravel and climb using hands as well. It is a short hike of 4.2 miles oneway from trailhead. The views from Mt.Hoffman is amazing and considered as Geographical center of Yosemite National Park.

Elevation at trailhead: 8,710 feet (2,655 meters).
Mt. Hoffmann Elevation: 10,845 feet (3,305 meters).


bennovak - Sep 15, 2018 11:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Day hike

A day trip from the bay to get a little fresh air. Nice hike, but the highlight of the day may have been the sandwich at Ferrarese's in Oakdale


Deb - Jun 17, 2018 10:32 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2018

Quick and fun scramble  Sucess!

A decent amount of snow still left along the banks of May Lake. Ascended via SE chute to summit meadow, then straight up to ugly antenna summit. More fun scrambling along the ridge towards Hoffman's Thumb.

Liberator16 - Jul 31, 2017 10:28 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2016

Hike from May Lake  Sucess!

Nice use trail to follow up from May Lake. Grand view from the summit, except for the radio repeater.


Wallylongridge - Jul 20, 2016 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016

From May L  Sucess!

Great views!


mengbo - Jun 12, 2016 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2016

Half day hike  Sucess!

Made to the top in a problematic weather. With Jean. Thunder storm later at night.


Fairweather - Oct 17, 2015 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2014

From May Lake   Sucess!

With Todd & John. Plenty of Marmots on the summit

bshirley - Sep 9, 2015 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2015

awesome views of yosemite  Sucess!

nice hike with great views

trexkerry - Aug 23, 2014 12:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2014

Morning hike  Sucess!

Was driving to Mammoth for a weekend of peakbagging, decided to do Hoffman in the morning and North Peak in the afternoon to help acclimate for the weekend fun. Hoffman was crowded and is class 1. Incredible views though! Trip report is HERE.

braindancer - Jul 7, 2014 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2014

Rematch  Sucess!

Much easier with an experienced teammate/leader who knew what we're doing. Did the less-traveled NE ridge (?) route. Tried some Class 4 stuff but I had to bail and move over to the left for an easier route.


braindancer - Jul 7, 2014 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012

Standard route

Went too late in the season, there was a ton of snow slush that slowed us down quite a bit. Got to May lake and a little bit past it, then got confused and ran out of time.


JimmyJazz - Jun 25, 2014 11:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1992

Via South Slope  Sucess!

Approximate date. Lovely views from this centrally located peak.


chefas02 - Oct 10, 2013 1:27 am

Easy  Sucess!

Easy hike rewarded with great views!!


AceSierra - Aug 9, 2013 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2008

Geographic Center...  Sucess!

...Of Yosemite, more or less. A little bit of a steep hike toward the top, but still pretty easy.

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