Dewey, Crocker, and Stanford Point via the Pohono Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Dewey, Crocker, and Stanford Point via the Pohono Trail is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

9.3 miles
1,925 feet
Out & Back



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

10 days ago

A pretty chill hike. There isn't a whole lot of elevation gain (only some hills, and mostly going to Stanford point and back up), and honestly not a whole lot of scenery until you make it to the rim. Once at the rim, the views are phenomenal! You start off going through the lovely McGurk Meadow, and during the right time of year the wildflowers and butterflies are everywhere! You also walk through a beautiful patch of Corn Lillys. Theres a lot of change in scenery which makes the hike more interesting. Dewey Point has a great view, but if you came all this way then you must continue on to Crocker and Stanford Point for unique views of Bridalveil Fall. One of the best things about this hike? the lack of crowds!! As far as YNP crowds goes, this trail was virtually a ghost town! Be sure to look for snow plants along the way!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great views from both Dewey and Crocker points today! Trail not crowded at all. Most of trail is forested. Snow on first 1.5 mi of trail in places and many, many fallen trees to scramble over or around, and a lot of mud . After 2 mile point, and a river crossing, trail was quite clear and dry. Early signs of wildflower, ceanothus and manzanita bloom, lupine not out yet. Bring ample water or a filter.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Did this without continuing on past Dewey point - honestly the views from there alone make the trip 100% worth it without doubling your elevation gain as continuing on will do. I'm a little surprised that AllTrails doesn't allow Dewey point to be a destination.

A wide variety of terrain, including a meadow (where a bear was grazing when we went), forested areas, walking on sand and granite, plus a few nice little climbs.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

This is a beautiful and tiring hike, for an old guy like me. This trail is currently marked as easy and it may be, if you are in excellent physical condition. Those that are not, be prepared for a total ascent of over 1700 feet. The average casual hiker will likely find this trail to be moderate to difficult. However difficult one may find it, it is well worth the effort. The walk through McGurk can be filled with wild flowers and plenty of wildlife. Once at Dewey point, and beyond, the views are beyond beautiful. Spring and fall are the best times to do this trail. Summer can be brutally hot. Without doubt, one of my favorite Yosemite trails.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Loved walking through mcGuirk meadow and the view was pretty nice at Dewey Pt but I decided to turn around at that point

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Last weekend I met two bears there. One was just beside the trail.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017


Wednesday, July 01, 2015