Glacier Point

Yosemite Village, California

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The view from Glacier Point is surely one of the most spectacular in the world. Half Dome occupies center stage, brooding over slickrock Tenaya Canyon and Mirror Lake at the east end of Yosemite Valley. To the right the Merced River drops into the valley over the Giant Staircase as Nevada and Vernal Falls. Beyond lie rounded Mount Starr King and the darker colored Clark Range. Interpretive panels at the rim help you identify the distant peaks.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)

The view from Glacier Point is surely one of the most spectacular in the world. Half Dome occupies center stage, brooding over slickrock Tenaya Canyon and Mirror Lake at the east end of Yosemite Valley.

To the right the Merced River drops into the valley over the Giant Staircase as Nevada and Vernal Falls. Beyond lie rounded Mount Starr King and the darker colored Clark Range. Interpretive panels at the rim help you identify the distant peaks.

© 2015 Suzanne Swedo/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Yosemite Village
Distance: 0.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Spring through fall
Local Contacts: Yosemite National Park
Local Maps: USGS Half Dome
Topo Map: Glacier Point Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/20/2008

Definitely one of the best views you will ever have-- Glacier Point is breathtaking. The only setback is the ton of other people you have to "share" with. But it's worth it.

7/17/2006

This is one of the most amazing sites I have ever seen! And the Panorama Trail leading from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley passes by 3 incredible waterfalls. It is slightly strenuous, but mostly downhill and worth ever step!

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