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Address: Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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very nice trail but not as "easy" as one may think

Memorial Day 2015 I had a wilderness permit for Glacier Point>Little Yosemite Valley. I ran into a few issues such as missing the Glacier Point bus and having to drive to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Memorial Day 2015 I had a wilderness permit for Glacier Point>Little Yosemite Valley. I ran into a few issues such as missing the Glacier Point bus and having to drive to the trailhead (I had to hitch hike back to my car the next day :) When you first start on the trail you go uphill about 200 feet before... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was sooo peaceful getting onto this trail from the zoo like atmosphere of the mist trail where everyone but me went to half dome! This trail has a lot of beauty with great views of Nevada, Vernal, Yosemite and Illilouette falls, not to mention half dome and clouds rest. This area has a beautiful red flower not found in... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Down, down, down is all you go, past three waterfalls. The trail isn't exactly easy (the trail climbs up about 1000 feet and down nearly 4000 feet), but it is so much easier than a certain infamous climb ... Take the bus up to Glacier point.

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Thank Prakash_J_01
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

There is no denying that this is a beautiful area with lots to see. We set out to do a 2 week hiking trip through Olympic National Park, Mt. Reiner, Yosemite, and Zion National Park. We hiked many many miles and saw some amazingly breathtaking views and wild life. Amongst the entire trip, the Panorama Trail sorta did us in.... More 

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Hortonville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The Panorama trail was one of my favorite hikes I have ever done! We took a bus ($25) from the lodge in the valley up to Glacier Point, and then hiked back down into the valley. I would recommend buying a bus ticket ahead of time, they sold out pretty quickly and ended up needing to get a second bus.... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Listen up. The PANORAMA TRAIL is a big walk at 8.5 miles/13.5 km, best done in the downhill direction unless you are one of those fitness freaks searching for a challenge. But it aint TOO big a walk – I’m a geezer with dodgy knees and feet and did it a few weeks short of my 70th birthday. Sure I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This was the highlight of my trip to Yosemite National Park in July. We reserved tickets on the 8:30AM shuttle from Yosemite Lodge to Glacier Point (one-way Glacier Point Bus Tour) and hiked down the Panorama Trail back to the valley. What's great about this hike, aside from the amazing scenery, is that you won't see that many people until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Granted, we didn't walk the whole trail, but we did do a fair bit down from Glacier Point and back up again. It really is stunning; the views over Yosemite Valley, El Capitan and Half-Dome are magnificent. The walk was not an easy one so possibly not for those who don't have a decent level of fitness, but it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This was one of the things you are proud of when it`s done... but would never do again. We started at Glacier Point and took the "Panorama Trail" down, so we reached Nevada Falls and the Mist Trail after a 3.5 hour hike. The "steps" from Nevada Falls down to the Valley are really hard when you are no trained... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Honestly, I feel the effort put into this hike is too much, given that the views are just decent in my opinion. It's 8 miles long and starts at glacier point. You first descend 1000ft, then ascend 800ft, then descend another 2598ft to the valley. By the end of it, we were pretty exhausted and that made hiking for the... More 

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