Glacier Point Trail

EASY 110 reviews
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Glacier Point Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, 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.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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Absolutely incredible! Breathtaking views of the Yosemite Valley! It's a very crowded area, and there are restrooms and a tiny shop at the location.

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2 days ago

Breathtaking views! Panoramic views all around you of the entire valley! Take the tram 30 minutes up to Glacier Point way easier that way instead of trying to find parking off the side of the road. Super crowded at this scenic view but its totally worth it!

hiking
3 days ago

Was closed for much of our trip, but finally open. Lots of snow! This is a must see if this is your first time at Yosemite. .6 miles of paved trail to a fabulous view!
This is a VERY popular site. Get there early & you'll still have company. It won't be shoulder to shoulder though.
Restrooms & a store are available.

8 days ago

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hiking
11 days ago

Such an easy walk for amazing view of Half Dome, Nevada Falls, and Vernal Falls.

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26 days ago

Amazing sunset, highly recommend

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