Glacier Point Trail

EASY 133 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.

scenic driving
50 minutes ago

Crowds are the only deterrent up here. The views are amazing and really puts the park in perspective of where things are located. It's easy to pick out the visitor center, restaurants, and cabins, as well as all the monoliths now seen from slightly above. This is mainly a lookout point that is accessed by car, but has plenty of space to view the whole valley. Sunset is one of the best times to go!

hiking
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nature trips
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22 days ago

Beautiful view for a short hike. Get there early, it gets busy quickly

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Such a beautiful view of half dome and the falls across the way. Took awhile to get to and not very much hiking to do there. But it was still crazy pretty and we decided to just go hike on one of the nearby trails. Oh and the geology hut is awesome definitely take a look at that if you're interested in that kind of thing!

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walking
1 month ago

Every reason to do it, no excuse not to.

1 month ago

We came here on the last leg of our itinerary, bought ice cream from the shop and watched the view of half dome. Long drive in to get here is only downside .

hiking
1 month ago

We took the Glacier Point tour up to Glacier Point to avoid having to climb the Panorama trail. From Glacier Point we descended the Panorama trail to the Mist trail and back Yosemite Valley. Descending this trail was a great way to see the views and not over work yourself.

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