Four Mile Trail, Yosemite National Park

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Climb an elevation of 1,000 m (3,200 feet) to experience commanding views of some of Yosemite's most iconic features, on Four Mile Trail. The modern trail within Yosemite National Park follows the path of a 19th century toll trail, from which it takes its name (though today it covers a distance closer to five miles). The trail offers excellent views of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Falls, as well as the park's icons, El Capitan and Half Dome. A side trail along the way takes you to Union Point, which offesr more views of the valley. The steep, partially paved path presents a strenuous challenge--experts recommend starting early in the day because there's not much shade on top, and the round trip can take six to eight hours. Be aware that the trail can close after heavy snowfall. Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • yes, it is steep. had sore feet next day. but it was so cool, there are nice views all along from the Glacier point down to the valley.  more »
  • We did this trail at the end of a very long hiking day. We already hiked about 9 miles before this so this was really something to finish off our legs. Half way up we were exhausted and every muscle w...  more »
  • This hike was a tough one for me. The entire trail is uphill and my body didn’t agree with the elevation. It was totally worth it!! Most beautiful scenery throughout the trail. This hike led us to Gla...  more »
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