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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  • 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

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