Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails in Yosemite National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

cross country skiing
19 days ago

spectacular trip. one of the best cross country overnights I've done. gorgeous views. we missed the sunset due to heavy snow but had a gorgeous sunrise the next morning! slept at the hut: hit cookie when you arrive, hot dinner, breakfast, and lunch to go. really wonderful trip. it was just us and one other person at the hut! cannot recommend highly enough.

Don’t miss the magnificent views here! And don’t be scared by the 252 feet—the elevation gain is less than that.

This is not really a hike. There are several viewpoints that are easily accessible. Everything is paved and secured. There are many tourists present at any time.

The view, for example, of the Half Dome, is still breathtaking!

Great view from 7,000 feet up. You can look down in the valley where you were before plus see the surrounding mountains.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike, would go again for an overnight trip (camping out at the base). Level 3&4 scrambling was very difficult on the knees & legs, 13 miles back were miserable and freezing cold

advice: have crampons, I didn't but it would've helped!

walking
3 months ago

Easy walk on a paved walkway that ends with an amazing view

Got there in time to see sunrise and was worth getting up early - not many others around!

hiking
3 months ago

outstanding

hiking
3 months ago

Great Views!

Beautiful views of the valley!! Especially gorgeous at sunset! There was a ranger talk when we went and she was an awesome story teller. You can tell she loves where she lives and loves telling visitors about Yosemite!

hiking
5 months ago

As far as reward to effort ratio goes, you can't get much better than this. The walk from the parking lot to the viewpoints is short, paved, mostly flat and, understandably, pretty crowded. Actually, just finding parking space can be quite tricky. The views of the valley and especially the Half Dome are absolutely stunning though and I really can't recommend this highly enough.

Do yourself a favor, take the bus to Glacier Point and hike all the way back down to the valley. You can hit up Nevada and Vernal falls on the way down, plus a bonus of crossing over Illilouette falls on the way to Nevada. This hike is for the most part all down hill, so for those who find going up the trail to Vernal and Nevada, this will be much more doable. The views are spectacular!

hiking
6 months ago

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

Amazing views!

scenic driving
6 months ago

Take your camera

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!

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

walking
6 months 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
7 months ago

Of course the view is amazing. Not sure I would consider that a hike. Be careful of when you go - I went in the afternoon of memorial day, and rangers stopped us for 2 hours to wait before there was enough parking place. I was also back there after a hike for sunset which was great.

hiking
7 months ago

Arrive early and you’ll have an easy time parking. Unbelievable views of the valley, waterfalls, and surrounding peaks.

Amazing views, definite must do. Parking lot is a decent size to accommodate the crowds. Kids and hungry hikers loved the snack bar up there, must do!!

If you are on Glacier Point Road, you have to check out this place. Such amazing views!

amazing view of the valley ! no crowds early May if open !

Did the trek last weekend via snowshoes. Amazing!!! Worth the long mileage. My app said it was 11.5 miles from the Badger Pass ski parking lot to the tip of Glacier Point with 1,300 feet of elevation gain. Spent the night and hiked out the next day. Had the lookout to myself for sunset!!

Most beautiful area near the valley floor. It's a must see.

hiking
10 months ago

amazing view. you can see upper and lower falls and also half dome.

Magnificent view!

hiking
Saturday, December 30, 2017

A nice trail to a beautiful panorama of Yosemite. We saw three deers on our way up, and only two other hikers during the entire hike, so that's definitely a nice place to get away from the valley crowds.
The helicopter base at the top is fun to explore too.

hiking
Monday, November 13, 2017

Beautiful view ...

walking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Best views of the valley and surrounding range North and East of Yosemite!

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