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All reviews glacier point elevation gain valley floor highly recommend that you do yosemite falls great hike swinging bridge strenuous hike three hours walk up bring lots of water steady climb full day hike amazing views amazing nature water filter every turn
I've hiked down and also hiked up then back down. Wonderful views of the valley, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and then the huge panorama from Glacier point when you get to the top. Often closed in winter due to snow and ice, but a cooler...More
Reviews on this trail are all over the place but I guess it is just in perspective. The trail is really not difficult but not as easy as a stroll in the park as some suggested either, it is wide enough for 2 persons to...More
The most memorable hike ever! The 4 mile trail should actually be called the Almost-Five Mile Trail to better reflect the distance because the round trip is almost 10 miles. Bring lots of water if you plan to go on a hot day like we...More
1. Hike is worthwhile with pretty views and is not scary at all. Path is wide and it's not too steep. (And I am a scaredy cat when it comes to heights) We did this hike a few days ago. (With a 9 year old...More
This is a strenuous trail due to the steep elevation gain from the valley floor to Glacier Point. Unless you are looking for the workout there's no particular reason to try it. However it's worth getting a taste of it by hiking down a mile...More
My family and I enjoyed descending from Glacier Point down this trail during our recent stay in the park. While not a good option for young children because of the length and nature of the hiking, kids over 11 should be able to tackle the...More
We hiked to Glacier Point from Sentinel Dome parking ( some 2-2,5 hours ) and then our kids took the hike DOWN from Glacier Point, so the other way that most people do. Great hike, wonderful views and only one section was rather steep. Took...More
As a New Englander in fairly decent shape, It was my first day out west and I had a heck of a time climbing and acclimating to the lighter air on this hike. I had to take it quite slowly on the way up. After...More
We were on a group tour. Site states trail is "easy" and suitable for children as young as 4. We have two children age 4 and 8. Needless to say the views of the valley were breathtaking. Absolutely spectacular. We only hiked downhill. Main issue...More
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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
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 scenic hike down, but its about 9 miles long. If you take the shuttle bus to the top, make sure you take an early one. We took the 10am shuttle, and got dropped off around 11:45. There is a nice snack stand at the top of glacier point you can have lunch at before you hike down.
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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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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, then drive up another day and do Taft Point, Sentinel Dome, Washburn and just walk down the Four Mile Trail to the start of the switchbacks to get the views then return to Glacier Point.
JOHN & Ann