Glacier Point Trail

EASY 59 reviews
#5 of 142 trails in

Glacier Point Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

0.7 miles 1171 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Drive to the best view in all of Yosemite. This 270-degree view of the Valley, Half Dome, and 3 Falls will amaze you. Glacier Point is a popular stop for many new visitors to Yosemite National Park on their way down to Yosemite Valley. Although it's not much of a hike, the view at the end of the paved walkway will leave you breathless. You will see (left to right) both Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley below, Clouds Rest, Half Dome standing proud, and even Vernal and Nevada Falls. What more could you ask for? Winter In Winter the road to Glacier Point is closed to cars, but strap on a pair of cross country skis or snowshoes and you should be good to go. If you want to stay overnight, reserve a spot in the Glacier Point Ski Hut where there are bunk beds (dormitory style), a wood fire, food, and good company.

hiking
14 days ago

Driving up to Glacier Point takes about an hour but it will be definitely worth it. Up there you can access the trail down to Four Mile trail. Also a great view of the Half Dome will not disappoint. Yosemite is heaven to all hikers.

hiking
27 days ago

What a beautiful place to visit and see with your kids and family.

hiking
1 month ago

Spectacular views from that trail. One of the best .

hiking
2 months ago

Crowded but spectacular view of the valley.

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Lovely trail! I don't believe the incline is as much as this guide indicates though. Unforgettable views, but extremely crowded and full of the selfie stick crowd.

3 months ago

The view is well worth it

3 months ago

A long drive up, but the views were great!

4 months ago

5 stars for the view, if you want a fun hike, this isn't it, but one of the best views of the park hands down. Only negative is it is VERY crowded

hiking
4 months ago

This is a short walk (hardly a hike) but the final view is spectacular. I second the many comments on this walk and have done it at least 5 times in over 60 years.

hiking
4 months ago

quick walk to a great view

4 months ago

Great view of all of the valley. Best place in Yosemite if you don't feel like hiking but want to enjoy the view from the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was pave and easy. The view of it is worth walking. But it get crowd easy. Just got to wait to get your chance at the beautiful scenery. Mostly a tourist sight area.

5 months ago

Probably the best views in all of Yosemite. Not a proper hike though. It's just a bunch of tourists treating themselves to ice cream for taking a bus to a viewpoint. We combined with Sentinel Dome (go there first) and it made for a great day.

hiking
5 months ago

One of the world's most beautiful views. Short trail at top, great places for picnics. Launching point for some very long hikes if you're interested. There's a store too, great place to pick up gifts and to grab an ice cream.

5 months ago

The view was beautiful but less of a challenge. Great for the drive and for families.

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