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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guides at Yosemite Lodge the morning of your hike. Hop aboard a 1-hour shuttle ride to Glacier Point and enjoy narration about the famous national park along the way.
    Soak up views of iconic landmarks including Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome upon arriving at Glacier Point. Begin your hike here, passing three scenic waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall and Yosemite Falls. Snap as many pictures as you'd like while your guides discuss the historical significance of the vista.
    Afterward, begin the decent along a stunning 8.5-mile (13.7-km) route. Trek down an impressive 3,179 feet (969 meters) in elevation, pausing to refuel and enjoy the view from the top of Illilouette Fall.
    Tackle the moderately strenuous section of switchbacks for the next mile or so, ascending back up 300 feet (91 meters). Afterward, you’ll be rewarded with a flat, beautiful stretch toward the Panorama Trail, which faithful to its name, offers gorgeous views throughout  the valley. Continue back downhill to reach the top of Nevada Fall, where you’ll pause for lunch.
    After satisfying your appetite, follow your guides on one of two trails. For a slightly shorter route, head down the granite staircases of the Mist Trail, which runs alongside the Merced River and the waters of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. For higher vantage points, opt for the less strenuous trek down the John Muir Trail, enjoying views of Half Dome, Vernal and Nevada falls and the granite dome of Liberty Cap.
    Both trails lead to restrooms at the bottom of Vernal Fall. After a brief downhill hike to Happy Isles, your tour will conclude with a shuttle back to Yosemite Lodge.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We had a great day doing the "down the 4-maile trail" with Michael on 28 July. The booking process was simple, the admin before we went straightforward and the arrangements on the day without fault. That's the basics out the way. What made this such...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 169coling
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I must admit to being excited and a little nervous about the length of this hike. Sure enough, my knees started to protest about mile 2 because this hike is probably 95% downhill. Our guide Matt was patient and slowed to a pace that I...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our guide, Quinn, was well informed, courteous, prompt and personable. He brought interesting bits of information to the guide, helped us understand better about Yosemite and its history, and pointed out interesting sights along the way, enhancing our experience.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Victor C
    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    I was skeptical about paying for a guide when the trails are marked, but Kirsten was worth every penny. She was awesome with our kids( their first major hike) This is my first TripAdvisor review and I submitted it for a reason!!!!!

    Thank brettj802
    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    I had four days in Yosemite and had no plans. EXCEPT, I went ahead and scheduled a day hike that started Glacier Point. Now, mind you...I had no idea what that entailed as I've never been to Yosemite before! I won't elaborate on the other...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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