Glacier Point

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  • Address: Glacier Point Rd, Mariposa, CA 95389, United States, Yosemite National Park
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Geological Formation, View Point, Family And Kids, Nature

Glacier Point - Review

Go to a high point, take in the sights, come back, post the selfies on Facebook and then forget all about it – at least that’s how your typical high view-point trip goes. But you won’t do that to Glacier Point. This place is going to reach into your internet-saturated sould and pull you right back into Mother Nature’s arms. It could be the shimmering waterfalls or the ridiculously pink and pretty sunsets or everything! Whether you get there by tour bus (Summer), ski over the Badger Pass Ski Area (Winter) or the Four Mile Trail (June – November) – once you’re at the top you’ll realise that it was worth just about anything to get there. The magnificent vista will treat you to the sight of nearly the entire Yosemite Valley, the Half Dome, the Vernal Fall, the Nevada Fall and Clouds’ Rest. For the best experience, come during sunrise or sunset. The trip upto the point will take you at least 2 hours and may take upto four, so be sure to stock up on food and drink. You’ll usually find plenty of other tourists there.

Glacier Point Information

  • It gets chilly up there; at the very least carry a light jacket.
  • Getting to Glacier point can be treacherous in Winter.

Glacier Point Opening and Closing Hours

  • Other recommended time to visit would be between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Glacier Point Road closed November through May.
  • Four Mile Trail closed December through May.

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  • Glacier Point Address: Glacier Point Rd, Mariposa, CA 95389, United States, Yosemite National Park
  • Glacier Point Timing: 24-hrs
  • Glacier Point Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Glacier Point(preferred time): 06:00 am - 08:00 am
  • Time required to visit Glacier Point: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Glacier Point

  • 95% of people who visit Yosemite National Park include Glacier Point in their plan

  • 61.84% of people start their Glacier Point visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Glacier Point

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

91.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Glacier Point

People normally club together Yosemite Falls and Half Dome while planning their visit to Glacier Point.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Glacier Point is one of the highlights of visiting Yosemite National Park. You truly get a bird's-eye view of the entire Valley and all its Glory. Once you enter the park follow the signs to right towards glacier point. It is a bit of a drive all the way up to the glacier point Trailhead. There's plenty of parking but like most activities it's best to go during the week with less traffic so you can find a parking spot more easily. It's a short hike up to the view point where there's plenty of space to sprawl out walk around and enjoy the view. You get views of all the waterfalls Half Dome Valley everything Yosemite has to offer at the highest vantage point. It's hard to believe how tiny these massive landmarks look from above. Drink plenty of water so you can stay hydrated especially during the warmer seasons. There is a beautiful Trail you can begin hiking on which is called the Panorama Trail. I do suggest taking some time to walk this Trail we ended up turning back because we don't have time to complete the trail. To complete the trail you have to make it back down all the way to the valley and that could take 4 hours. If you have the time to do the entire Panorama Trail do! But you're going to have to take a shuttle back up to Glacier Point to get to your vehicle.

  • Incredible view made even better if you take Four Mile Trail up to it. Come prepared though, as the trail is one of the more strenuous in Yosemite despite "only" being 4 miles. For starters, the trail is actually closer to 5 miles, most of which is steeply uphill. If it's a hot day like it was for us, there are several points where you are directly in the sun. Thankfully, a good bit of the trail, especially towards the top, provides plenty of shade (plus a nice little stream near the beginning 3rd of the trail to help cool off). In the end, while the trail certainly earns it's difficulty rating, the views you'll experience throughout your hike are some of the most amazing the park has to offer.

  • Glacier point was an excellent experience. I went at night to stargaze and was not disappointed. I had a blast looking at the milky way like never before. And the big dipper was so enormous! Also, I didn't know Mars was so bright! It's a must go experience, at least once. The sunrise was also beautiful. Seeing how the rays of the sun slowly washed over the mountain tops was amazing.

  • This was absolutely amazing! One of the best views in Yosemite. You can get views of both Nevada and Vernal falls, and Half Dome looks amazing! You also don't have hike there, so if you have someone who is disabled or just aren't too keen on hiking the 5 miles up 4 mile trail (don't ask me. I didn't name it). All in all one of the must sees at Yosemite.

  • What an amazing view of Yosemite from here! It is just worth the drive you have to make to get there. There are 2 view points. As you drive up to the Glacier point, first there is a viewpoint which gives a superb panoramic view of Yosemite and all the falls too. And as you drive further up, there is a proper parking lot, shop and a place to click more pictures! Don't miss this at Yosemite!

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