Summit elevation: 7,214 feet
14 miles with 4,200 feet of climbing
Yosemite National Park / Glacier Point • Description
Four Mile Trail starts in Yosemite Valley and leads up to Glacier Point. Panorama Trail starts at Glacier Point and passes Illiloute Fall, Nevada Fall, and Vernal Fall, leading back down to Yosemite Valley. The trails offer stunning views, including those of El Capitan and Half Dome from different angles.
A shuttle service is available to get back to the starting point.
Yosemite National Park / Glacier Point • Interactive Map
Yosemite National Park / Glacier Point • Pictures
Four Mile Trail
Glacier Point and Half Dome
John Muir wrote about Yosemite: "It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter."
Lisa and I went to Glacier Point to watch the sunset. After three unsuccessful Half Dome Permit Lottery entries, we hiked Four Mile Trail / Panorama Trail the next day.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Hiking & Backpacking
© 2006 - 2019 TourOfCalifornia.org. All rights reserved.