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Address: Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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What a great hike!

We have hiked many classic national park trails and this one ranks very near the top. Incredible views from the start - including Half Dome, Illouette Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have hiked many classic national park trails and this one ranks very near the top. Incredible views from the start - including Half Dome, Illouette Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls and the Mist Trail. We also saw a red fox and a bunch of crazy big squirrels. Mostly downhill with very few other hikers until nearer to the falls.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A long downhill hike from glacier point. You can take the bus to glacier point and hike down. Can take anywhere between 5-8 hours depending on how much time you spend at the two waterfalls. From the start of the trek itself you get great views of half dome and the falls.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is amazing. You get amazing views all the way up with waterfalls. The views going up are better than the views once at glacier point. The hike going down on the 4 miles trail is a bit boring. this hike is 15 miles and took us 6 hours to complete. A must do while in yosemite. one of... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan on spending about 4 hours on this trail. You start from the right side of the lookout of Glacier Point, and end up in the Valley. Lots of switchbacks, but again, downhill. If I were to offer one suggestion, don't take the Mist Trail down, opt for the Horse Trail. The mist trail has very large "steps" down, that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A long hike that takes you from Glacier Point to the Yosemite Valley floor below, passing two waterfalls and down right stunning scenery. Mostly downhill, with one average uphill stretch, the hike can be a bit strenuous on the knees particularly towards the end where there are some rough stone steps to navigate. In September when we hiked there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent views, easy if you start from Glacier point and go to the valley. Mostly downhill. Passes through 2 falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this in late June. I won't repeat all the details that have been posted about distance, etc. but just offer a few comments: Scenery is incredible - gorgeous views the whole way down. The first 5 miles down to Nevada Falls we probably only saw 20 people, so that was great - the average tourist does not do this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike, would recommend to everyone with average fitness levels. Take the bus to Glacier Point and start the trail from there. It is mostly downhill, but there is a 1-2 mile uphill section later on the trail. Take your time, enjoy the views and take a camera with a full battery. The part until the Nevada falls is pretty... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I travel to several National Parks each year and we both believe this is probably the best hike we have ever done. I am 46 years old and not in great physical shape but despite some tired knees and sore feet we finished the downhill hike in 6.5 hours with a long lunch break at Nevada Falls.... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We hiked this trail in mid-June, which worked out well because the waterfalls were gushing but the weather was still cool. A few suggestions: 1. Reserve tickets for the 8:30 am shuttle one-way up to Glacier Point, as early as possible. (See separate review of Glacier Point). 2. Wear shoes with good traction and a rain poncho for the hike... More 

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