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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Glacier Point

  • 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

  • 77.03% of people start their Glacier Point visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Glacier Point

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

91.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Glacier Point

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

People also prefer to start their day with 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, Yosemite National Park Reviews

  • Glacier Point is one of the main attraction in Yosemite National Park. Amazing place for nature lovers. Very beautiful valley. Best place for a day out with family and friends. You can enjoy the gorgeous mountain peaks and waterfalls. You will find large number of visitors, especially on weekends. Yosemite National Park is one of the American national park in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California. This is maintained by the National Park Service.

  • One of the most mega view points in the history of view points. Easy, paved trail to multiple overlooks. Go to the end to see into Yosemite valley. Perfect view of halfdome. There is actually a good amount of small hikes off the paved trails and you can almost always get away from crowds. The earlier you come, the less people there are. I highly recommend watching sunrise here!

  • 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.

  • Definitely worth the drive - the view is beautiful. Lots of people at the top - the constant Instagram posing at top of everything in the park gets a bit much after a while. Seriously - who stands/sits/pouts like that in real life?!? Get out of my view! Sorry off topic - the view is great plenty of parking, information boards to explain the geology and disabled access to the view point. The drive up is fine.

  • An unbelievable view! Packs in some great sights like Half Dome and Nevada and Vernal Falls along with others. Really gorgeous. There is a bathroom and parking. A bit crowded but can you blame people with that view.

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