Pohono Trail: Glacier Point to Dewey Point

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Pohono Trail: Glacier Point to Dewey Point is a 20.4 mile loop trail located near Mariposa, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
20.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5059 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Yosemite Valley is great to see with hundreds of other tourists atop Glacier Point, but doesn't everyone just like to be exposed alone in the wilderness every once and awhile? Dewey Point is much less of an attraction, but provides a very nice view of the valley. Parking at Glacier Point, and with stops along the way at Sentinel Dome and Taft Point, you can see almost everything (with the exception being there are no lakes on this trip). At only about 9 miles each day, the trip can easily be completed in a weekend with time to spare.

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Absolutely amazing views! the forest is infested with dead or dying trees from bark beetles, but the views of Yosemite Valley from Dewey Point is phenomenal. Bring plenty of bug repellent. Trail is easy to follow despite being blocked many times by fallen trees.