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Private Yosemite and Glacier Point Experience
"Your trip will start with pickup from either the Fresno area Oakhurst Coarsegold Mariposa El Portal Fish Camp or Bass Lake. You'll enter at the Southgate entrance of the park and will stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley
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Private Yosemite and Glacier Point Experience
"Your trip will start with pickup from either the Fresno area Oakhurst Coarsegold Mariposa El Portal Fish Camp or Bass Lake. You'll enter at the Southgate entrance of the park and will stop at Chinquapin and Glacier Point an overlook with a commanding view of Yosemite Valley
From $199.00
 
Family Hike in Yosemite
"Spend quality time with your family while hiking and learning the natural history of Yosemite National Park from our local guides. These interpretative tours combine short easy hike with outdoor educational sessions that will benefit children and pare lake or stream. These introductory hiking tours are perfect for beginners. Expect to hike four to five miles with minimal elevation gains. Tours will last approximately four to five hours. Moderate HikeEscape from the masses and take some of Yo"""Enjoy a pleasant half-day hike on a relatively gentle trail in Yosemite Valley or the High Country that will allow for excellent photo opportunities and a chance to picnic perched atop a magnificent vista point or alongside a meadow lake or stream. These introductory hiking tours are perfect for beginners."title=Highlights&1=Hike+through+Yosemite+or+the+High+Country+with+an+introductory+hike+perfect+for+the+whole+family&2=Select+the+best+hike+for+your+schedule%2C+with+multiple+times+offered+throughout+the+day&3=Bring+the+whole+family+on+an+outdoor+adventure
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Glacier Point, best observation point in park

Okay, they say a photo is worth a thousand words, so I have, by way of the photos here ALREADY written 5,000 words ^O^.But if you have the time, take the road up to Glacier Point, it is one of those...
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Martin_S.
Aug 10, 2015

Spotlight Views

Nothing prepares you for what you see when you get to Glacier Point in Yosemite. It is a high point way above the valley floor. From the gate, it is about a 25-30 minute drive. There is parking and...
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Africancrab
May 15, 2013

Amazing views

A very popular destination in the park and well worth the drive. The pictures speak for themself. I went late afternoon and had no problem finding a parking spot. There are bathrooms at the location...
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blueskyjohn
Aug 08, 2012

A View From Above The Valley Floor

Glacier Point is a spot high above the Yosemite National Park valley floor. If you are really adventurous you can hike up a trail to the top or if you are less then adventurous or don't have a lot of...
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riorich55
Feb 14, 2012

Beautiful scenery up Glacier Point

Drive up to Glacier Point, (a good 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley), the view is spectacular with view of the Half Dome mountain and a few waterfalls. Many hike trails start from up there, one that...
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Sienlu
Jul 22, 2011

Glacier Point

Mmmm, what can I say that hasn't already been said about this lookout? Nothing I suspect. Stunning one minute, unforgettable the next, it's one of those places that lives up to its hype and then...
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iandsmith
Jun 30, 2011

Enjoy Sunset at Glacier Point

We decided to head to Glacier Point and enjoy "Sunset Ranger Talk". The talk began at 19:45 and lasted for about 1/2 hour. It was a good introduction to the park and gave us time to sit down and just...
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vichatherly
Aug 05, 2010

A must see in Yosemite!

Glacier point should never be missed when visiting Yosemite. The views are breathtaking! Personally, I think the best time would be nearing sunset. You can listen to the Ranger Sunset Talk and watch...
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Moira126
Mar 02, 2010

Panorama Trail

The Panorama Trail is one of the top day hikes in Yosemite. The 8.5 mile one-way trail crosses some of the most stunning scenery in the park and while it is more dramatic to do it from the Valley...
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richiecdisc
Sep 24, 2009

Glacier Point

Glacier Point Road is only open seasonally (generally May-Oct) and if open when you are there is not to be missed. The drive itself doesn't offer many views along its 16 mile length but once at...
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richiecdisc
Sep 24, 2009

View from above the Valley

Glacier Point is a long drive from the valley. First, you have to take the road up and out of the valley. From there, it winds through the forest until you reach Glacier point. Here, is the most...
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Toughluck
Feb 22, 2008

Glacier Point.

If you only do one thing in Yosemite, this has to be it. Drive up the 27 km to the top and then walk out on to the promontory over the valley. The stupendous panorama extends for miles, even the...
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pfsmalo
Jan 20, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Glacier Point

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Valley

This is a must do, even if there is traffic. The views are amazing and there are plenty of parking along side the road if there is a view you would like to see a little longer.Coming into the valley,...
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Sentinel Dome

This is a hiking trail that you MUST take when you visit yosemite. The ease vs the reward comparison is unmatched in the whole park. Located just two to three miles before the end of Glacier Point...
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Ahwahnee Hotel

We didn't stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, so I can't comment on its lodging attributes, but we did have a few rounds at the bar after a long day of hiking, and we spent about 30-40 minutes walking around...
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Falls

We went to Yosemite in July, it was perfect, the weather is not too hot then. We went on a hike, an easy one, passing by the Yosemite Falls, it's really beautiful. It's at 2,425 ft. There are several...
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Vernal Falls

The trail up to Vernal falls was very nice and you can tell they keep up with it. It was a hard hike to the bridge which is just a view of the falls and the incline was pretty much straight up the...
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Half Dome

The half dome is one of the most popular hikes in Yosemite. At over 400 feet incline, it is a difficult hike. The trail runs 12 miles; 6 miles each way. It is a seven hour hike in all. Since I was...
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