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Address: Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Beautiful but not easy

Me and my boyfriend did the Panorama trial one day after the Half Dome Hike. There are a beautiful and panoramic view of the Yosemite and your icons, like Half Dome and El... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend did the Panorama trial one day after the Half Dome Hike. There are a beautiful and panoramic view of the Yosemite and your icons, like Half Dome and El Captain. It's a up and down trial, about 8 miles. It's absolutely fantastic!

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Love this trail. While it is a long hike 8.5 miles you can't beat the views. It's best to take the Hiker bus up and hike down to the valley. We stopped and all three waterfall to take a break and soak in the amazing views. Down fall is the 1.5 mile switch backs up hill.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very challenging. Mostly uphill. If you are looking for a great workout and want to push yourself, do this hike.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not for the faint of heart! There are lots of stone steps, some on a very serious incline/decline. You have to be in pretty good shape to make this jaunt. Make sure to check out Panorama Point

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fantastically views, the trail is very easy to follow - you would have to try hard to take a wrong turn! There is a significant uphill stretch after the first waterfall and on hot days the rock reflects the heat - so pack your water! Lots of views of waterfalls and Half Dome.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We hiked out and back from Glacier Point down to Illilouette Falls (bring your swimsuit!) The views were simply unbeatable – it was tough not to stop and capture a new view of half dome at every turn. The descent is gradual (not as hardcore as some other areas of the park), though you'll need some decent shoes to navigate some... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

this is a great walk , mostly down hill but with a couple of significant uphill stretches. absolutely wonderful views throughout. We got a bus up - its not a shuttle - so cost $25 each but we guided tour for around and hour and got to see bears. Even down hill its quite a hike and if you'd not... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We hiked a short portion (2 miles total) from Glacier Point. This is a beautiful trail, descending down to the Valley in 8 miles. We knew that we had to get back up to the parking lot at Glacier Point, so we kept the hike shorter. The views are amazing, even for the short hike. We only saw a few... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Plan ahead, pack smart, know your physical capabilities, bring lots of water or a filter pump. Bring a sack lunch or lots of munchies. Start with the purchase of a one way ticket to the top of Glacier Point from Yosemite Lodge. This will make sense when you try to do the logistics of where you start vs. where you... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I who are both in our late 50's completed this hike in 7 hours in the rain. We took the bus from Yosemite Lodge to Glacier point and hiked down. Even though people suggested that we take the John Muir Trail for the last leg of this hike, since by then it was raining heavily, we continued... More 

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Address: Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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