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Address: Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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This is much longer than stated. Awesome trail none the less. Give yourself plenty of time and take lots of water.

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

This is much longer than stated. Awesome trail none the less. Give yourself plenty of time and take lots of water.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Do not let the guide books fool you! The hike even though mostly down hill is strenuous. We took the early bus to glacier point and did not reach the valley until sunset. Outstanding views - swan in shallow pools at Illiloutte and Vernal falls, some portions of the trail steep and in the sun. Hardest part on the knees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Relatively easy hiking. It was very dry when I hiked and the trail was dusty. We saw a big buck while hiking down. Great views!

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Stanford, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the third time I've done this hike, and it's a treat every time. It took about 6 hours at a leisurely pace, stopping for lunch and snack and water breaks, though others could no doubt do it faster. It's a lovely way to spend a day. I would take the John Muir trail down by Vernal Falls, to... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This ten mile almost all downhill hike starting at Glacier Point is too beautiful to describe - it's called Panorama trail so you can figured the beauty out from the tittle. Recommend some downhill training. I hike and workout all the time but going downhill for 9-10 miles got to different muscles and they hurt for 2 days.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We did this trail from Glacier Point to the Valley floor - 8.5 miles over 6 hours. Very challenging for my family of non-hikers (two 40+ parents and two daughters 10 and 12) but so worth it. Only one mile is uphill (but somewhat difficult in the altitude) and a good part is EXTREMELY steep downhill but the waterfalls and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

So many people focus on the "take the bus to the top and hike down aspect" that I feel the need to say this is actually pretty ambitious for young kids. There's a significant uphill section of about two miles, and that part isn't in the shade. It's not so much that this is *that* hard in the scheme of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Bring lots of water and a good assortment of food. This hike is amazing and I would absolutely go back and do it again. We were in the park for 4 days and this last day hike took the cake. We managed to complete the 8.1 mile hike in roughly 6 hours and we stopped numerous times including a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was an awesome trail to hike. I do think it's a little longer than 8.5 miles. We took bus up to glacier point and hiked down. The mist trail was the most difficult, having to go down many stairs n avoiding others coming up. Don't pass on this trail!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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