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Dewey Point via McGurk Meadow Trail

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Yosemite National Park

Dewey Point via McGurk Meadow Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until September.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 1,269 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Forest

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Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Yosemite National Park is open to those with reservations begining on Thursday, June 11. See the park website for more info: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm

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Natalie Hyde
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Hiked this last Tuesday afternoon and added Crocker Point as well. Wish I had given myself a little more time, left at 130 and it took a full 6 hours. With Bridalveil Falls so low this time of year, I think I’d skip Crocker if I were to hike it again in Summer/Autumn. The flowers in McGurk Meadows plus the few other tiny meadows along the way were a gorgeous addition :)

Rachel Von Kannon
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Amazing hike that feels off the beaten path. You get incredible views of halfdome and el cap. Beautiful meadows, and pretty easy incline!

Emily L
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Hiking

Note: Start at the McGurk Meadows Trailhead for this hike. Signs alongside the road will not list Dewey Point. Beautiful wildflowers along the trail right now. Bring bug spray! Trail was straightforward and easy to follow. Partial shade under the trees in the first half. Did not pass by too many people this weekend and everyone was respectful of social distancing.

Ryan Gregory
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Fun and easy trail to try in the winter. Since so many people have hiked it before I didn’t need snowshoes but I imagine if there is a recent snowfall you might want to make sure you bring some.

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Kelly Johnson
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Hiking

Amazing views, well worth the hike!

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

trail was not heavily trafficked. wonderful sights of lush forest and some beautiful Meadows. we also came across 6 bears thought the hike!! beautiful views of El Cap and the valley once at Dewey point! I would recommend this hike to everyone!!!

Christine Stonier
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Hiking

Absolutely loved this hike through meadows and trees with an amazing view at Dewey Point. Very well marked and light traffic. A fairly easy hike for anyone of average fitness. We were completely alone admiring the view and an even greater bonus was getting to see a bear!!

M W
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Hiking

We hit the trail around 6:30/7am probably and let me tell you, the McGurk Meadow trail was a goddamn delight. Thank god there don’t seem to be ticks in the area, because there are a lot of tall grasses to walk through but outside of that- these meadows feel magical covered in dew with a morning mist and, if you’re lucky, deer munching down on their breakfast. The wildflowers are also gorgeous (in late August, at least). We made it up to Dewey Point no problem- it was the easiest elevation gain I’ve ever done (I think it’s 1000ish ft?). If you have the time and ability, head over to Crocker Point afterwards (it’s an extra 1.2 miles) for even better views of the Valley. We didn’t see anyone in the trail until we headed back, and even then it was lightly trafficked by Yosemite standards.

John McDaniel
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Hiking

This for me was an ideal hike though beautiful forest and stunning meadows sporting abundant wildflowers. The trail Is well marked and easy to navigate. Only a few mud puddles to contend with. The view of Yosemite from Dewey Point is stunning. Skiing or snowshoeing to DP from Badger Pass is also highly recommended though they follow somewhat different routes than the hiking trail.

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Michael Parkent
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Hiking

camped at dewey amd had a 270° epic view for sunset amd sunrise just out of my tent. heavy winter amd trail was wet amd down trees everywhere making trekkimg difficult with heavy bags

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Diana Clark
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We started at the McGurk Meadow trailhead on Glacier Point Rd. The trail leads to a beautiful meadow and then enters a forest. The trail was blocked a number of places by fallen trees which might not be so easy to negotiate with a full backpack (we only had daypacks). After what seemed like more than the stated 4 miles we reached Dewey Point. I couldn't believe how magnificent the view was! Breathtaking! And well worth the hike out to the point. We were there on the Thursday before Memorial Day, late in the afternoon and there was no one else on the trail. There were small patches of snow, but none that were on the trail. We're thinking we may return and make it a backpacking trip visiting Taft Pt. and Crocker Pt.

Brendan McQuillan
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Anthony Pennington
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Eric Richmann
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Terry Trueblood
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Lori Cherry
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AJ Sanchez
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Jonathan Friedman
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Gretchen Cremo
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Tim Everhart
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Lisa W.
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Victoria Makol
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Jonah Fleishhacker
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Wanda P.
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Yvonne Horton
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Jonathan Gleit
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David Madsen
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Vince Wilcox
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Hasnain Zaidi
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