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Address: Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail
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long - but worth it

me and my wife attempt this trail august 24 i guess, there is free week to the park. we took one way shuttle from valley floor to glacier point. we were at glacier point around... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Stockton, California
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Stockton, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

me and my wife attempt this trail august 24 i guess, there is free week to the park. we took one way shuttle from valley floor to glacier point. we were at glacier point around 11:15 and started our hike 12:40 and back to valley floor at 7:30. beginning of trail was little confusing but once we were on the... More 

Thank logicprogramer
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We did this trail as part of a backcountry trip, but you could do this as a day hike (I'd allow a full day though). If you go during season, you can park in the valley, catch a ride to glacier point and then most of the trail is downhill. Yosemite in general is so impressive, but Half Dome is... More 

1 Thank Milo S
Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a nice hike apparently 8 or 9 miles. It felt longer, I am used to hiking around double this, but being from the UK our hikes are A LOT flatter. There are great views from Glacier point at the start of the hike and you pass several waterfalls on the way down in August there wasn't a lot... More 

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Going from the valley floor to the top of glacier point, across the Panorama and back down avian is a strenuous 17 to 18 miles. But for those who are in shape and prepared, there are no better views to be had of the park.

Thank BVinLA
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Allow a full day for this hike - especially if a lunch stop is planned. Wending its way down from Glacier Point to the Valley floor, one can experience the delight of sharing space with immense trees and terrific views. A random up and down leads to the wonderful Ililouette Creek - the perfect place to rest or take a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We hiked down the Panorama Trail in early September on a warm day (over 90 in the valley). This hike was one of the most beautiful hikes I have been on in a long time, panoramic views at every turn. We took the 10am bus up to Glacier Point, admired the view from up top, hit the bathrooms, topped off... More 

1 Thank Suzanne L
Thibodaux, Louisiana
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't been said already! The panorama trail was an amazing hike that brought about a mixture of emotions--from pure awe of the landscape to wishing a helicopter would come rescue us! My husband and I hike on every vacation, and we knew this was the trail for us. We rode the bus up to glacier... More 

1 Thank Strosclair7
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

wonderful trail. Best to start from Glacier Point ( you can either take a tour bus up form the valley or hike the 4 Mile Trail up. then walk down. Mostly down hill with a few uphills. will pass by 3 waterfalls. The first one is illouete fall, which is small but beautiful and secluded. Will have a long trek... More 

Thank Woodcliffmom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was the most amazing hike and experience of my life. The views were incredible where you see Illilouette Falls, Nevada Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Falls, and the Mist Trail. We took the shuttle from the lodge to Glacier Point, which took over an hour. Make sure to bring food, lots of water, sunscreen, bugspray, and good shoes. Also if... More 

Thank katbmon
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I definitely underestimated the difficulty of this trail. We took the 8:30am bus up to Glacier Point. We started the hike around 11am. Initially, it was a gentle downhill trail but as the day got warmer (around 90 degrees) & we reached the uphill part, we were getting worn out. We had a few snack breaks & frequent water breaks... More 

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