Donohue Pass

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Donohue Pass
Mountains across ledge S of Donahue Pass.jpg
Ritter Range near Pacific Crest Trail South of Donahue Pass
Elevation11,066 ft (3,373 m)[1]
Traversed by
LocationMono / Tuolumne counties, California, U.S
RangeSierra Nevada
Coordinates37°45′37″N 119°14′55″W / 37.7602082°N 119.2484803°W / 37.7602082; -119.2484803Coordinates: 37°45′37″N 119°14′55″W / 37.7602082°N 119.2484803°W / 37.7602082; -119.2484803[1]
Topo mapUSGS Koip Peak
Donohue Pass is located in California
Donohue Pass
Donohue Pass
Location in California
Donohue Pass is located in the United States
Donohue Pass
Donohue Pass
Donohue Pass (the United States)
The sign marking the top of Donohue Pass

Donohue Pass is a high mountain pass on the boundary between Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Its elevation is 11,066 feet (3,373 m).[1] It is situated between Mount Lyell and Donohue Peak. The John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail both transverse the pass. Following the John Muir Trail, the pass is 6.3 miles (10.1 km) from Thousand Island Lake, and 12.8 miles (20.6 km) from Tuolumne Meadows.[2] Donohue Pass is the sixth highest pass of the ten named passes on the John Muir Trail.

The pass and Donohue Peak were named in 1895 for Sargent Donohue, Troop K, 4th Cavalry who made the first ascent of the peak.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Donohue Pass". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  2. ^ "Backpacking the John Muir Trail - Distances and Elevations". Restless Adventurer. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  3. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 58. ISBN 0899971199.

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