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Panorama Trail

Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Autumnal 10 mile hike

We pre-booked the glacier point tour bus from the valley floor up to glacier point, and hiked down... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Bath, UK
long trail

it is a long trail, make sure you bring enough water. there are bears in the area, so make sure you... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Feng L
Toronto, Canada
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Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We pre-booked the glacier point tour bus from the valley floor up to glacier point, and hiked down the panorama trail to the valley. We took a packed lunch, stopped at regular spots to enjoy the views and take photographs. The trail guides suggest the...More

Thank Rosie008
Reviewed 13 October 2017

it is a long trail, make sure you bring enough water. there are bears in the area, so make sure you watch out.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is the first time I didn't hike the whole trail. We walked a mile down, a mile back up, saw few people (start early) and had a wonderful morning.

Thank Luca1932
Reviewed 21 September 2017

My wife and I opted to give our kids the full Yosemite experience. We drove up to Glacier Point. We then flipped a coin and I lost. She got to take the kids down the Panorama trail, along the rim of the valley to the...More

1  Thank hope_to_help_others
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My wife and I did this trek after we'd recovered from our half dome epic. This is only slightly shorter than that one and doesn't have the epic ( or terrifying!) climb of the dome, and, truth be told, it's got more scenic variety than...More

Thank LordFlasheart
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Well I will be the first to yield a poor review. It is a moderately difficult hike but nothing an average fit adult can not handle. Technically it is simple. The view is spectacular but very best at Glacier Point before you ever start walking....More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Up front I will say I loved this hike but the Mrs. hated it. Be forewarned that there is a downhill AND uphill portion. First several miles are easygoing and carefree but after awhile switchbacks start taking you back up and quite close to the...More

1  Thank TractorDoc76
Reviewed 3 August 2017

At 9.2 miles, this trail makes for a pretty full day of hiking (when combined with a lunch stop at Vernal Falls or some other scenic stop along the way). While parts of the trail can be quite crowded in the summer (i.e., around the...More

Thank Lon B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Oh yes! Start high up at Glacier Point and hike down and then uphill to Nevada Fall. Drink in the views at the outset, then march on in forest cover. Nevada Fall is a real treat. Spend lots of time up there. Then go down...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This was a peaceful trail from Glacier Point to Nevada Falls. It got very crowded on the trek down to the valley.

Thank MIssyCTra
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Crystal M | Reviewed this property |
No the trail is easy to navigate with signs at intersections
Jerry L
12 May 2017|
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Response from Karen T | Reviewed this property |
This year is unusual since there is so much snow still in the high country. I have been told there are 8 foot drifts. Before taking this hike this year I would check to make sure the trail is open. If it is then make sure... More
2 September 2016|
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Response from 101Authentic101 | Reviewed this property |
You should be ok. Bring walking poles for extra insurance. I agree w Steve Binkleys comment below.