A classic meadow-to-peaks trail for prime wildflower viewing, McGee Creek Trail offers stunning views of surrounding mountains, nearby Crowley Lake and spectacular fall colors. This out-and-back trail is moderate to difficult and best hiked through mid July to mid September. With 2,280 feet of elevation gain, this hike is one that should be attempted only after being in the area for a few days. You can make a day hike out of it by following the trail 5 miles up to Steelhead Lake or 7 miles up to McGee Lake. Access the trailhead west off Hwy. 395 about eight miles south of Mammoth. Take the McGee Creek exit about four miles, past the McGee Pack Station, to a parking lot.