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Panorama Trail

HARD 62 reviews
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Panorama Trail is a 9 mile out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Distance: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,257 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

running

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

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1 month ago

Amazing views of Half Dome from many different angles. It’s worth the extra miles to go all the way to Nevada Falls.

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1 month ago

Good views of the variety torain.

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2 months ago

Lots of great views. The trail ended up being closer to 13 miles if you go to the falls and back so prepare for a longer route. The falls is a great place to eat lunch and relax before heading back up. Path is easy to follow!

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4 months ago

Amazing hike with few people and incredible views. We descended back to the valley via the John Muir Trail and got to see some amazing waterfalls on top of it all. There was a couple that told us they spotted a bear in the area which is something to be cautious of on the trail.

7/24 with Mariah. Vernan, Nevada, Illu, Glacier point

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike for views of the whole park! Has some hard switch backs but is mostly downhill - it was a great hike we would do it again!

hiking
4 months ago

Hard trail for newer hikers. So many amazing views. Simply amazing.

First half of the trail was an easy descent. Once you near Nevada falls the trails start becoming wet as tiny streams use the trails to also flow down the mountain. Make sure to wear good shoes on the trail. Otherwise stunning views and can easily be done in 4-5 hours if keeping at a good pace. I am 27 years old and we were traveling in a bigger group so we moved at a slower pace and still completed the trail in 5 hours. Enjoyed several breaks on the water fall plateaus and the stunning views of the valley from above. The finale at most trail is very wet to say the least. Again good shoes and a decent rain jacket are enough. There were others who ventured shirtless and in bathing suits through the mist.

Mon Jun 27 2011

The whole family did this hike in an easy six hours. We stopped a lot, took photos, and enjoyed our day. Our fickle 12 year old did this trails without too much complaining and the 9 year old loved it. We took the shuttle from Yosemite Lodge to Glacier Point and hiked down. Strongly recommend this hike. It's awesome!

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