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Panorama Trail

Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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“mostly downhill” (11 reviews)
“happy isles” (19 reviews)
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Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA
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"illilouette falls"
in 16 reviews
"mostly downhill"
in 11 reviews
"happy isles"
in 19 reviews
"glacier point"
in 151 reviews
"valley floor"
in 31 reviews
"down hill"
in 12 reviews
"downhill hike"
in 7 reviews
"great hike"
in 17 reviews
"yosemite valley"
in 27 reviews
"hiked down"
in 6 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 9 reviews
"day hike"
in 12 reviews
"quarter mile"
in 4 reviews
"favorite hike"
in 8 reviews
"wrong turn"
in 3 reviews
"amazing views"
in 13 reviews
"bring lots of water"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the schedule hikes we were looking forward to on our visit to Yosemite National Park, and had therefore pre-booked a seat on the shuttle bus that takes you from the valley floor to Glacier Point. If you’re planning on doing this...More

Thank Phil A
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great hike but it was hot. We took the bus up to glacier point to start our hike. Unfortunately, I could only get the 10am bus which meant we started our hike about noon and it was 90F that day......which......was hot.....there is about 1.5 to...More

3  Thank kerissa22
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

So much to see. We booked a bus tour that took us to the top a we hiked all the way down. Approximately 8-8.5 miles. You can book the same bus as a tour and simply sit and what with a few stops along the...More

1  Thank Needa64
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

I have hiked this trail three times on three separate trips. Each time I hike this trial I see something new and amazing. The hike begins at glacier point. You can catch a bus to Glacier Point from the Yosemite Valley Lodge. There is a...More

1  Thank yeaholdon
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

The hike is amazing a must do for the true experience. We started off at the 4 mile hike and hiked up to Glacier Point then around the panoramic trail. You need proper hiking boots as it is a long journey but the views make...More

Thank Josh K
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We did this trail on 5.20.18 as a part of the 4-mile Panorama/ JTM loop. We took 100 pictures on this trail alone! Mostly downhill and not difficult at all. I would say the earlier you go the better for you being cool and not...More

4  Thank kloos5
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We took the 8:30 one-Way bus tour to Glacier point and hiked back down the Panorama trail. This was a great hike most of the way down, though we enjoyed the portion from Nevada Falls onwards somewhat less (with some steep steps down to the...More

1  Thank kuznitz2
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

If you had to pick only 1 hike to do in Yosemite this is the one. Take the early morning bus up to Glacier Point and give yourself the entire day to hike around and down to Yosemite Valley. There is one steep uphill section...More

2  Thank yosemitepictures
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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
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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
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Susan v
1 May 2018|
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Response from PacificNWFamily | Reviewed this property |
Hi I highly recommend asking on the active TripAdvisor forum. This Q&A feature is seldom read. My kids were backpacking and going on long day hikes by those ages, though they have not completed this particular hike. It is... More
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Nick123568
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
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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
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