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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

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Take in the majesty of Yosemite from Glacier Point, a viewing area 980 m (3,214 ft) above the bottom of the valley. From here you can admire and photograph Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest. Depending on the time of year, the spot is accessible by car, bus, foot, or skis. From the parking lot, you must walk along a short, paved trail to get to the viewpoint. If you are feeling adventurous, set off on a hike from here. Bring along some munchies or purchase some snacks from the visitor center for a meal with a view. Put Glacier Point and other Yosemite National Park attractions into our Yosemite National Park attractions planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • i hiked from badger pass ski area to glacier point on 3/28 and posted a vlog on yoütübe with tips and info so you can be prepared! search "Nikko Gandia Travels" or find a link to my yoütübe on my... 
    i hiked from badger pass ski area to glacier point on 3/28 and posted a vlog on yoütübe with tips and info so you can be prepared! search "Nikko Gandia Travels" or find a link to my yoütübe on my...  more »
  • This is by far one of the greatest views you can get in Yosemite! Glacier Point over looks the entire valley, and the cherry on the top is undoubtedly the amazing view of Half Dome. The top gives... 
    This is by far one of the greatest views you can get in Yosemite! Glacier Point over looks the entire valley, and the cherry on the top is undoubtedly the amazing view of Half Dome. The top gives...  more »
  • Truly incredible views. Starting at the bottom nice and early you get increasingly good views of the north side of the valley, particularly Yosemite Falls. Worth the short walk to the little lookout.....  more
    Truly incredible views. Starting at the bottom nice and early you get increasingly good views of the north side of the valley, particularly Yosemite Falls. Worth the short walk to the little lookout.....  more »
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  • Moderate hike with about 3,000 feet ascent. No shuttle to the top currently so you have to hike to the top. You should be in decent shape and have plenty of water with you as there currently isn't any available at the top. Spectacular views from the top that are well worth the hike. We made it to the top in about 4 hours at 1.3 MPH with stops.
  • One of the best spot you should keep in your list to Yosemite visit. We visited during 2021 thanksgiving Below are highlights 1. You can park car near the spot as there is lot of parking lot 2. I think it’s max .5 miles of total round walk 4. You will see all major spots Yosemite falls (upper and lower) El Capitan Half dome Mirror Lake Nevada/Vernal falls 5. Take lot of pics
  • The stunning view of the half dome, clouds rest, Nevada falls, vernal falls and the never ending beautiful blue sky all at one place. You can either drive up to the point or hike here through the 4 mile trail( not exactly 4 miles 😂 but 4.6 miles, making it 9.2 miles round trip) there are other routes too but this is the shortest but steepest one.
  • Took the 4 mile trail up here during the 2022 season when the road was closed. About halfway up you wonder if it's really worth the brutal hike up. It is absolutely worth every painful step and every scratching breath. Incredible views all the way, at the top and all the way down. A must see if in the park.
  • Fantastic and stunning views over the Yosemite Park Valley. Probably up there as one of the best backdrop of mountains in the world outside of Switzerland. Access by walking or car with some amenties at Glacier Point. We had the pleasure of interacting with one of the Rangers and found it very informative.

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