Dewey Point Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Dewey Point Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1007 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

no dogs

hiking
6 months ago

We were unexpectedly detoured to start this hike from McGurk Meadow trail. The hike to Dewey point was fairly easy with slight elevation rises. The scenery was disappointingly overwhelmed with fallen/cut down trees. It seemed like it was "under construction". Upon arriving to Dewey point the view was SPECTACULAR!!! The view made the hike worth while. Since we were unamused with the beginning of the hike, we chose to follow the remaining Loop Trail from AllTrails guide back to our car. This was the worse decision! We had to follow hidden markers on the trees since the trail itself was not visually apparent from the ground. We ended up in a swampy marsh land which we HAD to cross to follow the trail. We almost got lost many times despite having the downloaded trail. I would not recommend taking the Loop Trail at this time of year.

hiking
6 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. TH easy to find at McGurk parking Lot. Originally planned to walk to Meadow and back but was such a nice day went all the way to Dewey Point. Fairly flat however the last 1.5 miles to the Point left me a little winded. Didnt see anyone on the way out but I also got an early start. There were however a ton of bugs at around 3 miles.

8 months ago

The view at Dewey Point is stunning. You get to see El Capitan, Ribbon falls, and Yosemite Valley. There's great camping spots for backpacking! Keep your eye out for snow plants too.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

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.

snowshoeing
Monday, March 28, 2016

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!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Was a great hike for my first snowshoeing outing.

hiking
Friday, May 08, 2015

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 =)

hiking
Saturday, April 11, 2015

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.

hiking
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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!

hiking
Monday, September 29, 2014

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.

snowshoeing
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beautiful--did this as a snowshoe. Well marked trail.

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