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Panorama Trail

Glacier Point to Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is the hike if you are in Yosemite Valley in the summer time. Great views of the Valley and three waterfalls along the way. Be prepared for muscle fatigue if you are not in top condition.

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Atlanta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My husband and I hiked this trail at the end of June, and it was a fantastic experience. Since we had limited time, we opted not to hike up to Glacier Point, but take the bus instead. (Plus, ascending 3,000 feet in 4 miles does not sound all that fun.) The buses up to Glacier Point leave from the lodge... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Be sure to book the 8:30 bus to the top and hike down. Take your time stopping and snacking with some of the best views on Earth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Take the panorama trail down for a great experience. Wonderful waterfalls and cliffs. At least 2 miles uphill.

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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved this hike! It has moved in to our top 2 or 3 hikes that we have done in National Parks! We took the hiker bus up to Glacier Point and hiked down. Please come prepared - there were some on the bus with almost no water, and didn't even know about the trail options coming down. This hike is... More

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Starting out on the Mist trail hiking by Vernal Falls and Nevada Fall and then continuing on the Panorama trail was one of the best hikes ever. The view from Glacier Point at Half Dome and the waterfalls is great! Especially after having seen how tall the waterfalls actually are just a few hours ago. Do it if you have... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are in the good shape I recommend to start from the valley. I took the four mile trail up to the Glacier Point. It took me around 2 and a half hour in a slow-medium pace and with breaks. The trail is quite steep all the way to the top, so if you are not in a good... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The family hiked down this trail from Glacier Point after taking the bus there. It is a beautiful trail and passes by Vernal and Nevada Falls. It is about 9 miles long so takes a few hours, but worth it.

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nj
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take the tram up or have a friend drop you off. HIke the first two miles down with a ranger. Fantastic diverse scenery with many views of half dome and the valley, three waterfalls, and wildflowers (in June).

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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35 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Working a little harder, and knowing a little more than the rest of the crowd will lead to big payoff's on this trail. Imagine yourself cooling off and enjoying a bite while soaking your feet in a crystal clear pool of flowing water from snow melt, at the very point the water drops over the edge to create a fall... More

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