Sprawling meadows filled with wildflowers make for a peaceful and beautiful light Yosemite hike. 

Park in the dirt lot off Glacier Pt. Road, where you can access the trailhead to McGurk Meadow Trail. The 3.5 mile-out and back is doable for all skill levels, and offers gorgeous scenery.

Photos: Amy the Nurse, E. Howe

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
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RT Distance 3.5 Miles
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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