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All reviews glacier point elevation gain great hike highly recommend that you do yosemite falls strenuous hike valley floor three hours start early swinging bridge steady climb decent shape full day hike hiking poles bring lots of water amazing nature amazing views
We decided on a long walk and wanted to get away from the crowds and see some other views than those of the picture postcards
Family of 5 with kids 13, 11 and 8. Used to walks of 1 to 2 hours, all reasonably fit...More
We took the glacier point bus up to glacier point then hiked down this trail. It was an awesome experience. The views were fabulous. It was a good strenuous downhill 4.7 mile hike. If you to hike up from Yosemite valley it is a difficult...More
This is a tough trail -- but beautiful. If you are up for a challenge -- this trail is for you. Take PLENTY of water and snacks and I would highly recommend hiking boots over sneakers. The trail is in good shape (lots of folks...More
The trail is gorgeous and gives some of the best views of the Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Valley in the park. Be smart - take a bus to the top and go back down to the valley. Yes, it costs $25, but it will save...More
You will absolutely want to start early and from the valley. We started the climb 8.30 am and reached the top in almost exactly three hours. All the way up we were in shade and it was nice and cool. On the way back through...More
It’s absolutely strenuous! I was seriously injured going downhill for six and a half hours with injuries to my big toes! Swelling, possible stress fractures and an infection ensued! It was like someone dropping a hammer on your toes with every step you took because...More
We did this hike with our two teenagers (12 and 15) on a week day. We practically had the entire trail to ourselves! We saw serious hikers here and there who quickly zoomed by us. The last .25 mile of this trail gets easier but...More
This hike is not 4 miles. Once more accurate mapping was available, they found it to be about 4.5 miles one way. It’s full of switchbacks after switchbacks and it starts going up immediately—wastes no time. Before you decide not to ascend this hike, know...More
This was an absolute great hike. We drove up to glacier point and my mother and sister drove the car back down as the rest of the family hiked down. We loved every second of the hike. Beautiful views and the trail was very quiet....More
Hi, you might get different answers but I will tell you that for my husband and I, it was strenuous to get to the top (Glacier Point). We are in our late 50s, husband cycles and plays a lot of tennis. I cycle (lots of... More
Hi, you might get different answers but I will tell you that for my husband and I, it was strenuous to get to the top (Glacier Point). We are in our late 50s, husband cycles and plays a lot of tennis. I cycle (lots of hills) about 20 miles a trip a couple times a week, go to the gym 3x a week, and we both found it very hard. We had walking poles- they came in handy. We didn’t rest for long enough periods of time to get used to the elevation. Our fault. Husband started cramping really bad about 2/3 up so we had to stop a lot more.
What we should have done is brought Gatorade and perhaps mustard packs, and rested for longer periods of time. Lesson learned. If we hadn’t started chatting with a nice couple at the top, who were kind enough to drive us back down, we would have taken forever to hike back down (plus at that time (late May) the snack shop was closed and the drinking fountains were shut off - no water refills! But we’d do it again! Hope that helps.