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McGee Pass Trail

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Length


14.1 Miles 22.6 Kilometers


4,073' 1,241 m

Ascent

-2,389' -728 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

11,899' 3,627 m

High

7,859' 2,395 m

Low

Shared By Miguel Vieira

Conditions


All Clear 87 days ago
Heavy on the mosquitos History

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This east-side Sierra Nevada canyon is less crowded than the more popular canyons, but no less beautiful.

Miguel Vieira

Dogs Off-leash

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

At the end of McGee Creek Road, take the McGee Creek Trail up through shrublands and aspen groves. As the trail climbs and turns west, you hike through open meadows and pine forests beneath 12,000-foot peaks.

At 6.5 miles, the trail passes by Big McGee Lake, which is a popular camping spot.

From there, the trail heads west over increasingly alpine terrain, reaching 11,895-foot McGee Pass at 8.5 miles.

Beyond the pass, the trail descends to Fish Creek and Horse Heaven and then continues to its terminus at Tully Hole on the John Muir Trail.

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Jul 24, 2018
Chris Boykin
Great hike with my son. 7mi
Jul 12, 2018
Victor Garcia
Jul 31, 2016
Maria Kolakowska

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  5.0 from 3 votes

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