Royal Basin Trail
Ecosystem Type: Montane forest, subalpine forest, subalpine meadow
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: moderate
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Distance: 7.2 miles
Elevation Change: 2500 ft. to 5100 ft.
Best Season: Early July through September
Stock: Open to stock - no camping above 3,500 feet.
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further damage.
Camping Regulations: Camp in established sites or on bare ground only. Do not camp on or trample vegetation.
Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!
Safety: If you plan on climbing Mount Deception, learn mountaineering skills. When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.