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“If you are in the area, just go!”
Review of Glacier Point

Glacier Point
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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail
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Owner description: This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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“If you are in the area, just go!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Take some time, look around and breathe... breathe... this place is magical... There is so much to look at and if nothing else, think about how long this place has existed and what make all of us visit it!

Visited May 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“An eye popping vista well worth the "4 Mile Hike"”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

So there’s the easy way to Glacier Point…drive up to the car park and walk the few 100 feet to the point and then there's the hard way... take the "4 Mile Hike" ascending 3200 foot from the Yosemite valley floor to Glacier Point at the top. Of course my lovely wife decided that we should do it the hard way! lol

Its an incredibly challenging hike given its so steep and would probably rank just after the Half Dome hike in terms of endurance. But if you are up to the challenge, it really is worth the pain and effort as you will experience views (like the reverse Tunnel View) that few get to see in Yosemite. As you hike ever higher on the trail to Glacier Point you look down on the Merced river winding through the green meadows and wooded glacier-carved valley floor below. At the same time you look up at the mammoth granite cliffs against a powder blue sky asking yourself if you have the stamina to reach that high! Therefore you have such a sense of achievement once you finally reach the top and look down over Curry Village (where we stayed – see my review) below and out over to the Clouds Rest, Half Dome, Vernal and Nevada Falls. Wow what an eye popping vista! Definitely one for the Bucket List. Now to get back down!!!

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco
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“One of the best views I have ever seen”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Glacier Point is a must see on a trip to Yosemite. The hike from the parking lot to the point is not far, maybe 200yds. This short distance makes the hike accessible to all hikers. On our trip to Yosemite we had two hikers in their late 70's that could not go very far, this hike is short with a huge reward. There is a small store (seasonal) at the top where you can get food & drink. I really can't think of a better view. Makes you feel very small. I still go to Glacier Point every time I go to Yosemite.

Visited September 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Spectacular views”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

It's quite a drive from the valley but worth every mile when you get there!!

The views are incredible - don't rush your time there - it is something very special.

Visited July 2012
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San Jose, California
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“Breath Taking”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

You must see these views we watched the sun go down and it was beyond belief how beautiful Yosemite truly is.

Visited January 2013
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