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Four Mile Trail

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Beautiful View at the Top, But Hike Down Into the Valley Was Too Much for our Tweens

We took the one-way bus to the top of Glacier Point based on reviews I had read here, so we could... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta_Mom_to_2
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Atlanta, Georgia
Hike it from Glacier Point

First of all, many thanks to a guy who gave us tips before our hike so we didn’t start hiking up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kinga N
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“glacier point” (92 reviews)
“elevation gain” (11 reviews)
“valley floor” (15 reviews)
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Yosemite National Park, CA
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"glacier point"
in 92 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 11 reviews
"valley floor"
in 15 reviews
"highly recommend that you do"
in 2 reviews
"yosemite falls"
in 18 reviews
"strenuous hike"
in 10 reviews
"great hike"
in 11 reviews
"start early"
in 7 reviews
"short rest"
in 2 reviews
"walk up"
in 7 reviews
"swinging bridge"
in 6 reviews
"three hours"
in 4 reviews
"steady climb"
in 2 reviews
"tour bus"
in 6 reviews
"bring lots of water"
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"amazing views"
in 9 reviews
"full day hike"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the one-way bus to the top of Glacier Point based on reviews I had read here, so we could do the 4-Mile Trail hike down into the valley. Many suggested it would take about an hour and a half. It took almost twice...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, many thanks to a guy who gave us tips before our hike so we didn’t start hiking up the four mile trail to Glacier Point but rather ended up descending back to Yosemite Valley where we left the car. It was a...More

Thank Kinga N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great trail, with great views, but it is very tough for sure. I would highly recommend that you do it downhill. You can get a ticket to the glacier point bus tour and take the first bus from the yosemite valley center,...More

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Hard, strenous trail with uncountable switchbacks to top of glacier point. No bathrooms, No water. You should be in great shape to even try this trail. I would recommend take bus one way to glacier point and hike down. Bus at Half dome village or...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Being flatlanders from Georgia, we opted to take bus up to Glacier Point and hike down the trail instead. What a wonderful hike with gorgeous views. It took us awhile to get to the bottom because we stopped at every turn with yet another spectacular...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

I always want to hike from the Valley-> then back to the Valley in a loop to get a full day of hiking in ~12-18miles worth. Luckily, the shuttle can drop you off at the 4-mile trail which is a nice set of switchbacks in...More

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

I started late so once I got half way up I had to head back down to be able to catch the shuttle in time to be able to catch the Yarts in time, there are a lot of switchbacks and it's straight up rarely...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

What a beautiful trail! If you are walking from the shuttle stop no 7, it will take you 5.4 miles to the Glacier Point. Maintained very well; just a steady climb and absolutely beautiful. People with fear of heights can do this with no problem...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Went to Yosemite Late in March and chain requirements still potentially in effect. Don't believe them all if no snow forecast. Nobody checks. I rented in Mariposa on recommendation of the locals/cops/rental place there and then went in and never ask given it was 15...More

Thank namabeer
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Take the valley shuttle! Don't waste valuable walking energy on anything but the most beautiful of hikes! We did the 4 mile hike from the floor to glaciar point and then back down. For fitness context, I am a mid twenties female who goes to...More

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carolineleeuk
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Jason60097 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I did this in early June, our only issue was slipping down the gravelly trail. Make sure your treads are good on your sneakers, but normal summer attire would be fine. The panorama trail is considered a more... More
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JohnAnnColumbia_MD
April 4, 2017|
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PacificNWFamily, Thanks for your response. With further reading we have decided that two days are really necessary to accomplish what we want. We are now planning to take the hikers bus and do the Panorama Trail one day... More
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erica h
April 13, 2015|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
There is only one bus from Yosemite Lodge at the Falls to Glacier Point. You can get information from the National Park Service website. (I know that this question is old. In the future, I hope that erica h posts her... More
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