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Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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Asheville
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This location is so amazing that after showing my photographs a few people on separate occasions didn't believe it was real. They thought it was a photo background. Dizzying views, lots of great photo taking opportunities all at a great height.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the view at sunset but realize that it gets pretty crowded at the point, other nice views are also available. Restrooms are available and small shop with snacks, etc. was open until 4 p.m. Allow enough time to drive as the road is very steep with switchbacks.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome 8+mile hike with incredible views with every turn. The Mist trail at the end is tough. You may opt for the John Muir trail instead.

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Woodinville, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Take the tram/bus up and hike down the 4 Mile Trail (which is actually 5 miles long). Great hike. Remember to bring water.

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kansas city, missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Its a great down mountain hike. Can be done rather quickly (2.5- 3 hours) if you have hiking poles or are experienced with elevation hiking. If not, the hike may take longer than 3 hours. Also, be aware that if you park and ride up to Glacier Point for the hike down only, your car at the Lodge is about... More

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Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Yosemite National Park is so nice place and Glacier Point is one of the best places. You can reach this place by car, it takes about 1 hour by car from Yosemite Village. This place worth it, you'll have a nice view of mountains.

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Princeton, NJ
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It is definitely worth the trip up the windy road. We drove ourselves and it was not a problem finding a place to park. Beautiful view! Definitely not to be missed.

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We took the coach trip up to Glacier point with some lovely drops on either side of this narrow road. The views from the top are just stunning with mountain ranges in all directions. There are many choices of viewing points and all are ideal for photo shoots. Another must do when in the area.

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend the 4 mile hike to Glacier point, makes the view seem so much sweeter when you know you've dragged yourself up there to see it. Excellent if tough hike up. Views from the point are stunning. Continue on the panorama trail and the most trial for a full days hiking with some more breathtaking views of Half Dome.

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San Ramon, California
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

There are oh so many great places to see in Yosemite National Park, but this is one of the best. It's the highest point located on the south wall of the Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet. The views are stunning, and of all the places I have been similar to this one, I'd say my favorite is here... More

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