Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California
Glacier Point Rd, Yosemite National Park, California 95389| Map |
Glacier Point is a viewpoint above Yosemite Valley. The point offers a superb view of Yosemite National Park's Yosemite Valley, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest.
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Kids interested in hiking will want to take the Four Mile Trail from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley. Those just interested in the view can take a short walk via a stroller-friendly, paved road.
Address: Glacier Point Rd, Yosemite National Park, California 95389| Map
Hours: Open 24 hours
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Yosemite is ripe for PICTURE taking, everywhere you turn is a great picture moment. At the top of Glacier point is a souvenir shop and deli which sold premade sandwiches and salads. Glorious views abound here with the perfect view of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. We took the Glacier Point tour up this mountain (ONE WAY $23 adult) with the plan to hike down the 4 mile trail (which is actually 4.7 miles). My husband and 3 kids, youngest is 6, did the trek down the steep mountain and took several breaks to let the kids enjoy the views and make wildlife discoveries. There were many hairpin turns and switchbacks so that the slope of the trail was not too dramatic. What an experience! lots of shade and wond...
It's a must-see when visiting Yosemite for the first time. Glacier Point is certainly one candidate for the world's greatest viewpoint that can be driven to. Only views of the Grand Canyon have this kind of scale and sweep. Photographs taken from Glacier Point are numerous and easy to find on web sites. The view looks exactly like what you see in the photos. I disagree with one other review here that says to skip Washburn Point. I think you should go to both Washburn and Glacier Points. There is a view of Illilouette Fall from Washburn Point, and that fall cannot be seen from Glacier Point. It's not as impressive of a waterfall as the other big ones, but if you are counting waterfalls, it's one more to see. ...