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We got in past the station before 7, and it was worth it. We could explore at our own pace and brought the dog (we didn’t have a muzzle for the shuttle). The monument is so unique, super easy, and surrounded by great views.

hiking
3 days ago

This hike was surprisingly beautiful and away from the crowds. We went to watch the sunset & star gaze. There were a handful of people there, but we were alone not long after the sun started going down. Not a very difficult hike for someone in average shape. Very short & not too much of an uphill climb. Definitely suggest passing the general parking area for the trail and continuing down the road just a bit until you get to a service road on the left hand side. There is a small parking area directly across the street. You can hike this service road right up to the trail which will cut a good portion of the distance off of your hike:-) The 360 degree view of Yosemite is well worth it! Just stunning!

hiking
4 days ago

Wonderful gentle stroll with plenty of side paths to take for bouldering. Easy path to take for people who aren't certain they want to venture out too much. Nice start to the day for people who have bigger plans.

hiking
4 days ago

Great little walk for an amazing view of Half Dome and the valley floor.

hiking
4 days ago

Great little hike! Pretty leisurely most of the way, the last little stretch is more difficult because it gets really steep but that only lasts a couple minutes while you get to the summit.

Great views. It’s a great trail of you are a little short on time. It’s not as crowded as the trails from the valley floor.

Amazing views!

hiking
8 days ago

Easy hike but beware of a bear that has been seen around the area after you turn right at the sight of sentinel dome.

Very easy paved trail, done several years ago! Very very crowded. Not the way I like to enjoy nature but is great for all skill levels and the falls are pretty. Just felt very much like a "tourist attraction".

scenic driving
9 days ago

Take your camera

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing views for a pretty easy hike

An easy Yosemite hike

on Devils Postpile Loop

hiking
11 days ago

You won’t be able to drive to the trailhead. Take the shuttle at Mammoth Main base. $8 for the round trip. Bring your patience. Shuttle can take a while. Overall, really great hike! Not super crowded and a beautiful day.

hiking
11 days ago

Easy hike with my family. My 8 and 9 year old boys did great! Hiked right up without having to take any breaks, other than to snap a few pictures. Beautiful views from up top. Well worth it!

12 days ago

Walked here in 6/29/18. Disappointed to find that the lake had evaporated to grasses and streams. This is a seasonal lake, so you have to get there early spring to see it’s full reflective beauty.

hiking
12 days ago

2.2 mile hike round trip. Minimal effort with amazing views. If you have time, do Taft’s Point trail too. It’s only 2.2 round trip too from same trail head starting point.

Amazing views. Well worth it. Both of my parents made it up no problem - I ran ahead... literally ran. It took me 18 mins to run. Took them about 40 minutes to get up. WELL WORTH IT!! On the way down I did run into a very large black bear (looked like a grizzly but someone corrected me that there aren’t any grizzly in Yosemite...). Bring a whistle or be loud. All worked out and was a great hike!!

No way is this a moderate trail. It’s an easy trail. I walked up there with my family and brother who had a 4 month old strapped to his chest and my 2 1/2 year old nephew. My nephew only needed a little assistance through 2 or 3 tricky areas but over all he walked the whole thing by him self. At the top there is outstanding views. I would recommend to anyone looking for an easy hike with an outcome of amazing views

on Mirror Lake

hiking
14 days ago

Went in late Aug, but there wasn’t much water left in the lake. Can’t see the reflection of mountain in a sunny day. Pity. The trail was in great condition with quite a few ppl. Still a enjoyable easy hike.

The amazing thing about this area is that so many of the trails connect! I will most definitely be back and do more hiking, but this time around, Yosemite was just a half-day stop. And if you’re doing the same thing, get here early and head to this spot! I’m currently on a huge road trip and this may have been the most amazing sight my eyes have ever seen. Simply spectacular. Additionally, another cool thing is that there is great phone connection so I was able to facetime and share the view with some of my friends and family back home. All that to say, I’d HIGHLY recommend this lookout point of the valley, whether you’re just stopping by the park for a few hours, or hiking some of the trails around it!

Short and easy Hike.... the reward...? incredible 360 degrees view!

We walked the mile long trail from the Taft Trail/Glacier Point Junction. Well worth it!

walking
23 days ago

Simple walk to amazing views! Worth going at sunset as it lights up Half Dome!
Kids loved being able to be free, climb rocks and having flashlights.

hiking
24 days ago

I hiked up here from Yosemite valley which was extremely difficult and would not recommend for everyone. You can drive to a parking lot and it seemed like everyone that was up there did that. This was the best view that you can get from Yosemite valley other than half dome. 100% would recommend.

hiking
24 days ago

Pretty straight forward hike down towards the water's edge to look at the tufa towers. Flies are everywhere, but they stay low and don't bother people. If you are going to make one quick stop at Mono Lake, this is probably it.

Easy. Fun. But lots of people.

simple. easy. and picture perfect.

We did this hike yesterday. It's an easy hike, about an hour total, with a huge reward. The views from the top are breathtaking. It's like a very mini half dome experience.

hiking
28 days ago

my husband and I took our four kids to this water fall and loved it. we climbed the rocks as far as we can and got some beautiful pictures.
be prepared to get wet.
also expect a lot of people!!

hiking
30 days ago

Breathtaking 360 degree view.

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