Dewey Point Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Shhhh! This trail is kinda a secret (or seems to be as far as Yosemite trails go!) During a packed weekend at Yosemite we hiked out to Dewey's Point for the standard spectacular view of the canyon, ...but we were all alone! We saw one person hiking in and a couple on the way out. Constantly changing scenery throughout.
Snowshoed out to the point this past weekend. Was not crowded at all and good hard snow pack to walk on made for easy trekking to killer views. 10 miles of visibility this Saturday from the point. Worth every step!
Was a great hike for my first snowshoeing outing.
All the benifits of a great view of Yosemite Valley without the mileage of doing Half Dome or Clouds rest. Perfect hike to take someone that may not be up for a 10+ mile hike. The meadow you walk through in the begining is a plus as well =)
The weekend of April 4th I took a friend to Yosemite for their first time. They had also never been camping before, so I took them on a short backpacking trip to Dewey and Crocker Point. This trail is perfect for novice hikers- it's fairly short (7.8 miles round trip), it is really level (in Yosemite standards) and there are only a few mild climbs uphill. The views at the end are beautiful and the best part was we ran into NO ONE for 2 days. If you plan on camping out there overnight, there are some previous fire pits about 200 ft into the wooded area behind Dewey Point. Oh, and of course bring lots of water. The maps show there should be creeks but they are already dry this year.
Started from Glacier Point Road on March 30. Very few people on the trail. No snow very little water. We decided to hike to Taft point instead of Dewey which add another mile to the hike. The trail head was a bit difficult to find as it is not at the bear boxes but rather about 50 yards west of the boxes. On the way back we stumbled into a bear grazing in a meadow. We're still talking about that bear!
Dewey Point offers beautiful views of El Capitan, Sentinel Dome, and the rest of the Yosemite Valley. It was surprisingly empty. My group only encountered three other groups of hikers on the trail.
Beautiful--did this as a snowshoe. Well marked trail.