Great trail if you like history, as it follows many of the park’s historic roads and bridle paths. Lots of evidence of pavement, cobblestones, old retaining walls, etc. Nice for walking or trail running—did the full loop and my GPS clocked it at about 22 miles. There are many ways to cut it into various shorter loops as well. Also, as a response to previous commenters, this is NOT a mountain biking trail. Pets and bikes are not allowed on this trail, per the park’s website.

We left a little too late to enjoy the full sunrise, but after 4am we still did see the most amazing view of the Valley

One of the more strenuous trails but worth every moment. Incredible views of the entire valley and the top at glacier point provides incredible views of Half Dome. Make sure you bring enough food at water for all the way up and all the way back

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closed
icy
rocky
snow
13 days ago

Went in the month of February - half of the trail was open, switchbacks all the way up toward Glacier Point. It was gated off midway but my SO and I continue onward passed this sign showing the remainder of the miles. It was snowy and icy! We only stopped because the snow sloped downward that if we attempted to go further we would have been in trouble. Miraculous views! Weather was perfect, definitely worthwhile! Will have to go back to complete the entire Panorama trail.

One of the most breathtaking views in the park for sure.

There may be many scenes that overlap with the road of the car ...

If you choose only one in Yosemite ...

By the way, always have a mask or bandana around your neck when hiking. Pull it over your nose and mouth when near others. Show your respect for others. Thanks.

camping
20 days ago

Shared wine and Twizzlers around the camp fire with some cool stranger!

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off trail
rocky
22 days ago

Lots of waterfalls, but constantly had a view of the parking lot

Great views, quite crowded. Go early!

on Hite Cove Road

hiking
29 days ago

Parked at the gate and hiked down. My Apple Watch recorded over 1000’ elevation gain on the way back and I didn’t even go all the way down to the river. It’s a slog back up hill but a great hike. Make sure to bring some food and water.

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful all around! Amazing views!! :)

Awesome hike. Started at Glacier Point and hiked down.

Gorgeous and relatively easy hike with a really beautiful and peaceful lake

Amazing trail variety of trail elevation gains and flats. Don’t forget to go 3miles past Merced lake to Washburn lake named after my great grandfather.

Amazing viewpoint. Yosemite really is the best <3

Magical. One of the highlights of my life.

Highly recommend this one, jammed pack of scenery. The distance here is a little off and there are some logistical considerations, so read my guide and video on HikingGuy com before you give it a go.

Really great beginner hike that gives you a taste of the Yosemite trails (and their views!) without a major expedition. There's a video and full guide for the hike on HikingGuy com - check it out before you go.

Beautiful trail. Rigorous climb up step 1:1 incline to Vernal Fall. Beautiful reward at top... a granite flume race of a riverbed with a beautiful view. Climb down is difficult .. high steps and slippery.. great place for poles.

I did this hike my first trip to Yosemite and it was absolutely amazing! I took the shuttle from the valley up one way to glacier point and hiked down to the back country campsites behind the falls for 2 nights and then used the John Muir trail to get back down. Amazing views and since it starts off downhill you can make good timing for the first portion. I did see a light sand colored black bear on the switch backs while going uphill but it didn’t seem to care I was passing by. Easy to follow trail with great views and little traffic even on a sunny August day.

One of the must-do, bucket-list hikes. You can't go wrong on this trail. It is tough and has some twists and turns, including a hidden observation platform at the top. Check out the video and guide on HikingGuy com for all the info before you head out.

Hiked here in September and it is one of my all time favorites. Not super difficult and you hit so many great viewpoints and landmarks.

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flooded
over grown
washed out
1 month ago

Carlon Falls Trailhead to Tuolumne Grove. 13 miles, 6 hours, 2,100 feet elevation gain, multiple water crossings, snow...a lot of snow, Giant Sequoia, a historic wagon trail, and not a single hiker the whole day! Enjoy this hike before it returns to the Wilderness!

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