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Address: Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Glacier Point Panhoramic Hike

One of my favorite hikes of all time. It is approximately 8.5 miles with a total drop of approximately 4000 feet and climb of 1200-1500 feet. The views in the spring are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite hikes of all time. It is approximately 8.5 miles with a total drop of approximately 4000 feet and climb of 1200-1500 feet. The views in the spring are spectacular with the falls running at there best. The finish is either down john Muir trail or The Mist trail. Being almost 70 and quite active, I was... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a great trail. It's much less crowded than the valley hikes. Take it to Allouette Falls. Picnic on the flat rock, then return the way you came. Some people go all the way to the bottom, but you'll need to prearrange for a shuttle to take you back to the top of Glacier Point to pick up your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you want a wonderful hike that starts high and ends in valley, includes multiple waterfalls and vistas, this has to be one of the best. If started at Glacier Point, there is little strenuous climbing. The views from top of Nevada and Vernal falls are breathtaking, as you can look directly down over the plunging falls. Highly, highly recommend.... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is a great Yosemite day hike. You can walk down to Illilouette Falls, picnic, and return in four hours for a view-filled half day. But the farther you go, the more amazing vistas open up. If you can get a ride to the top, take the trail all the way down, but we recommend sticks, as there are extended,... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Granted it rained from Glacier Point until I hit the Nevada Falls but the trail was simply okay. Some of the views were nice but I don't know if this is a must-do. Then again, it's only a 6-8 hr trail from $ mile base to Happy Isles so unless you're planning a wilderness hike, it's a nice walk for... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was the best hike of the trip! We bought one way tickets, in advance, to Glacier Point from Yosemite Lodge. Cost $25. We anticipated the hike to take much longer, but if I remember correctly it took about 5 hours. It's a gorgeous hike! Added bonus: we were away from the crowds for the majority if the hike! The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Loved all the water falls. Please do not get in the water for pics. I have read many people being swept away. Its not a joke its dangerous.... enjoy this great hike.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Yosemite Panorama Trail starts at Glacier Point and traverses the hillsides all the way down to Yosemite Valley. It ends not far from a bus stop, so you can get back to camp or Curry Village easily. Typically, one takes a bus to Glacier Point and hikes down. The 9-mile trail is beautiful, crossing several waterfalls with views of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is my favorite trail in the entire National Park. The trail starts at Glacier Point and ends in Happy Isle. It's a 5-7 hour hike, depending upon a person's fitness level, stopping for lunch along a waterfall, playing in the water along the way, or taking lots of pics. My husband and I have hiked this trail with friends,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

A gorgeous and memorable hike that was exciting and fun. I completed this hike with thee teenagers aged between thirteen and sixteen all of which loved this hike. Beautiful views of El Capitan and lovely wildlife along the way. I would definitely recommend this hike if you are up for it!!

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