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Review of McGee Creek

McGee Creek
Torrance, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Must stop[”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Very quiet and cozy with friendly people who treat you right.. Restaurant has great home style food.

Visited April 2014
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Mojave, California
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99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Lesser know but just as great in the Eastern Sierras”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

McGee Creek Lodge with a small bakery next door makes this get-away in the Eastern Sierras a favorite.

Visited July 2013
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Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Not as many lakes as Rock Creek but still gorgeous!”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Gorgeous hike to Grass Lake amidst massive drifts of colorful wildflowers. Some fun creek crossings and a gradual climb made this the perfect day hike.

Visited July 2013
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Tustin CA
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136 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Spring Summer Fall Hike - Photograph Flowers, Water, Pine Forest”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

April is the earliest we have hiked here - almost all is in the John Muir Wilderness. Yesterday we walked up the trail from the parking lot. It took us from 10am-5pm to hike up about 1800 ft and 8 miles round trip. We're slow because we photographed lots of nature along the way. We had to stop where we did because the snow was too deep to follow the trail, although there's little chance of getting lost in the steep canyon.

The lower trail goes through Sagebrush, Rabbitbrush and a host of small plants and shrubs. In late April, about five flowers are starting to bloom, especially the Mountain Heather.
The top is a rich Lodgepole Pine forest (lots of fungi in the Fall).
Several small lakes line the trail, one with an active Beaver dam about 150 ft long and a dome house in the middle of the lake.

Fall colors with Aspen and Cottonwood trees along the creek and more Birds are well worth the hike in September and October.

The trail is (without snow) easy to follow and can be done in running shoes, but it does go constantly UP, so be prepared for that. There are two stream crossings across double-wide logs. Some people will like using a hiking pole on these. The trail offers access to the high country for backpacking.

Visited April 2013
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