McGree Creek to Horsetail Creek

MODERATE 10 reviews
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McGree Creek to Horsetail Creek is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mammoth Lakes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, fishing, and horses and is best used from May until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
728 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

fishing

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from : Off US Highway 395 take the first exit after Crowley Lake, the McGee Creek exit, and proceed 2 miles south up the paved McGee Creek Road to the campground.

hiking
6 days ago

The valley is fairly dry as of mid-July, but I would guess that this hike is amazing in June when the flowers are much more vibrant. If you're looking for an easier hike, this is a good option.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

There's not much shade along this trail so best times are probably earlier in the morning or later in the evening. My dogs really enjoyed this trail particularly the creek and running water at the end of the trail. There's still snow when we did this hike (end of May) which was beautiful to see on the mountain tops as well as at the end creek. There are also plenty of wildflowers along the way. Not too much of a crowd which is always nice.

9 months ago

this was the most beautiful sight you could see in the fall so many beautiful colors of the trees and leaves and I was a little bit harder but not bad I'm new at hiking and I was able to do it

backpacking
10 months ago

The hike to the beaver pond is moderate. My Fitbit had the mileage at 5.6 miles which is a bit further than the map indicates. First part of the hike is exposed and hot but then you get into the Aspens and pines and it is nice. The pond has amazing fishing!

horseback riding
Thursday, July 21, 2016

We went horseback riding through the area and it was a perfect day. The trail was a bit sandy and the gravel was loose and there were areas the horses seemed to want to go slower in but great vistas!

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 02, 2013

Soo gorgeous! The creek was flowing quickly, the entire McGee creek 'valley' is a stunning site. Easy day hike.

hiking
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Beautiful hike in June as wildflowers are blooming along the trail. This hike is totally exposed so be prepared if hot. Beaver Pond is amazing as it's more of a lake than pond and the dam I'd quite large. Views to the east.