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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. To visit Four Mile Trail on your trip to Yosemite National Park, use our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.
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  • This was probably my favourite trail in Yosemite. It will take you up to Glacier Point, but there are beautiful views the whole way up as well. I'm moderately fit and found the hike tiring, there are ...  more »
  • The most rewarding path to get to Glacier Point is by walking up the 4 mile trail which is accessed from the Valley floor on Southside Drive. The trail head is just a 3 minute walk south of the Swingi...  more »
  • The Four Mile Trail is four miles all the way up to Glacier Point. It is a very strenuous climb on dozens and dozens of switchbacks. Be sure to bring enough water and food. It will take hours to get t...  more »