Glacier Point Trail

EASY 86 reviews
#5 of 144 trails in

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

0.7 miles 1151 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.

4 days ago

Short trail. Beautiful views.

18 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Paved trail of tourist. But it is Yosemite and beautiful. Walk down the four mile trail for more adventurous hiking

nature trips
2 months ago

2 months ago

Breath taking views of glacier point

walking
3 months ago

Great Walk and Awesome views. Definitely recommend.

hiking
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Spectacular views from that trail. One of the best .

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Crowded but spectacular view of the valley.

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

6 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.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

The view is well worth it

7 months ago

A long drive up, but the views were great!

7 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