Glacier Point

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park: Address, Phone Number, Glacier Point Reviews: 5/5

Glacier Point
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This rustic geological formation is most famous for the magnificent sunsets that can be viewed from its top.
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R M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates93 contributions
May 2022
Truly incredible views. Starting at the bottom nice and early you get increasingly good views of the north side of the valley, particularly Yosemite Falls. Worth the short walk to the little lookout halfway up. The upper part continues a pretty steep hike on pretty well kept trail. The bit that got me (vertigo) was a narrow snow covered ledge you need to cross to reach the beautiful woods just below the peak - scary. The rangers had come up and partly cleared it later in the day but still found it difficult.
Tip: I was really lucky with timing (early May) on a Monday. Very few people as the road up was still blocked by snow and COVID kept a lot of Lon distance travelers away. Crowds therefore very light, maybe 30 people total at the summit with me - there can be a lot more.
Written 5 May 2022
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Super Simple Salty Life
Winter Garden, FL571 contributions
Jun 2021
Perfect place to sit and stay a while, and watch the sun set over Yosemite Valley! Tons of parking and public restrooms available here too.
Written 29 December 2021
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Lydia C
4 contributions
Oct 2021
Absolutely breathtaking views. We drove from Curry Village so it takes a little bit to get up here. Once up there, not a long walk to the scenic point. So beautiful and unreal! We also brought some food to picnic up there (it attracted quite a few bees though so *bee* careful)
Written 5 December 2021
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HarvAG
Arroyo Grande, CA12 contributions
Nov 2021
In my opinion, one of the most majestic places on earth. Bring your camera. Limited hiking at the point unless you are prepared to do some heavy descents & subsequent ascents. If you have a really good friend, ask them to drive you to the point and meet them back in the valley. Ha, Ha!
Written 29 November 2021
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania434 contributions
Oct 2021
A must do when in Yosemite to take in the stunning beauty. The road does close so attention needs to be paid to that timing. We were fortunate to see Glacier Point a day before it closed - just spectacular and beautiful! There is elevation gain and turns on the road to the top. There is a paved trail to the view point. Lots of parking was available.
Written 30 October 2021
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alwi0825
Cape May Court House, NJ56 contributions
Jul 2021
Makes you realize the incredible beauty of our earth!!! Unbelievable view, well worth the drive up teh mountain!!
Written 26 September 2021
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MichaelS848484
Pittsburgh, PA469 contributions
Jun 2021
If you are looking for stunning views that do not require a hike, Glacier Point is for you. It's a bit of a drive to this part of the park (and lots of elevation gain), but it's worth it for the view. This is perfect for folks that aren't super mobile or don't like to hike; they can get the great views without the effort.

My personal feeling is that the views are vastly better from the top of Sentinel Dome and also from the top of Nevada Falls, but those require some hiking and climbing stairs, so if you're not up for those, this is your place! Heck, even if you've done this and would like a slightly different perspective or some easy access to the views, stopping at Glacier Point is well worth it! We did those other hikes and then did this. We still greatly enjoyed it!
Written 23 September 2021
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D. Aaronson
Asheville, NC670 contributions
Aug 2021
Best view of the whole Yosemite Valley, at least among places that don't require a considerable hike. You can get a very good sense of the geography and the landmarks of Yosemite. Nevada, Vernal and Yosemite falls are readily visible from here as well.
Written 24 August 2021
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Roger Dunbar
Goodyear, AZ191 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a great look over Yosemite NP from the top. We spent day one exploring the top before we went to valley. The only issue was we had a lot of haze from California fires, but it was kind of clear by afternoon. We had dogs so we were able to bring them on the hike around Glacier Point. We went on weekday. So it was not super busy.
Written 14 August 2021
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doublemdoublet
Clifton, VA1,064 contributions
Jun 2021
Sandwiched between the 2020 Park closures (Wawona Hotel) and the planned closure of GP Road in 2022, this was the ideal time in 2021 to reach the Point. My jaw dropped. Like the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon or Observation Point in Zion - this is an awe-inspiring perspective of treasured landscapes of the USA. Get here if you can. Your soul will thank you.
Written 12 August 2021
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