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Glacier Point

Easy/Intermediate
 4.6 (36) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Come for the sunrise or stay for the sunset - the view from Glacier Point is spectacular.


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0.5

Miles

0.9

KM

Loop

7,200' 2,195 m

High

7,067' 2,154 m

Low

135' 41 m

Up

135' 41 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly This is a short loop with easy access from the parking area. Kids will be thrilled by (or possibly terrified of) the views from atop this massive granite wall.

Pets are allowed on this paved trail, but must be kept on a leash not more than six feet long or otherwise physically restrained.

Overview

From the Glacier Point parking and tour unloading area, a short, paved, wheelchair-accessible trail takes you to an exhilarating (some might say unnerving) point 3,214 feet above Curry Village, on the floor of Yosemite Valley.

Description

Start at the Glacier Point parking area and enjoy a leisurely wheelchair-accessible stroll to the Glacier Point railing, where you look down on Yosemite Valley (3,200 below!) and east toward Half Dome and the High Sierra.

The extreme tip of the Glacier Point promontory is barren, but on the slopes below, in the valley to the west, and on the wooded slopes above, glacial material is abundant. Its glacial origin is proved by the presence in it of rocks derived from Little Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.6 from 36 votes

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Photos

The views are breathtaking.
May 19, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
A lovely summer day at Glacier Point.
May 19, 2016 near Yosemit…, CA
Looking out over the Yosemite Valley from the Glacier Point Trail
Apr 30, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Glacier Point view.
Apr 30, 2015 near Yosemit…, CA
Half Dome, Nevada Falls, and Vernal Falls from Glacier Point
Apr 2, 2020 near Yosemit…, CA
Half Dome. Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls to the right in front of Liberty Cap.
Dec 10, 2017 near Yosemit…, CA

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