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."
--Suzanne Swedo, Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Elizabeth Wenk, 50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press).
"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."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park (Day Hike Books).
"A short out-and-back day hike to one of Yosemite's "bloomingest" wildflower meadows."
--Suzanne Swedo, Hiking Yosemite National Park (Falcon Guides).
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