Mcgurk Meadow Trail

Yosemite National Park, California 95389

Elevation Gain550ft
Trailhead Elevation7,045ft
Elevation Min/Max6778/7045ft
Elevation Start/End7045/7045ft

Mcgurk Meadow Trail

Mcgurk Meadow Trail is a hiking trail in Mariposa County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 7,045 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 550 feet.

Mcgurk Meadow Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is one of Yosemite’s prettiest and “bloomingest” meadows. Most visitors drive right past the unobtrusive trailhead to this little slice of paradise on their way to Glacier Point, so you might be lucky enough to have it all to yourself.

The path to the meadow descends through quiet lodgepole pine forest. Currants, strawberries, lupines, larkspur, and
many other species flourish alongside the trail. Just before you reach the meadow at 0.7 mile, watch for a tumbledown log cabin on the left (west). Beyond, at 0.8 mile, lies the meadow."

"McGurk Meadow is justifiably well known for its exquisite wildflower displays; there are both many species and such an abundance of some species that they create brilliant patches of color. A flat, shaded walk leads to the meadow, which is dissected by a picturesque meandering creek. In early summer the mosquitoes may be as abundant as the wildflowers, so bring insect repellent."

"McGurk Meadow is a pristine, mile-long meadow with a tributary of Bridalveil Creek meandering through its center. The McGurk Meadow Trail leads downhill through a fir and pine forest to the stream-fed meadow. At the edge of the meadow is an old pioneer cabin built in the 1890s by John McGurk, who used it as a summer home while grazing sheep."

"A short out-and-back day hike to one of Yosemite's "bloomingest" wildflower meadows."

Mcgurk Meadow Trail Reviews

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Did this trail out to Dewey Point on 11/17/07, a clear crisp day. This is a gently slopping trail down to McGurk Meadow, when it flattens out and then climbs modestly during the last leg out to Dewey Point. The view from Dewey Point was spectacular. There were nice table like rocks from which we ate our lunch and enjoyed the panoramic views.

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Oct 2018