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Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

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Take in the majesty of Yosemite from Glacier Point, a viewing area 980 m (3,214 ft) above the bottom of the valley. From here you can admire and photograph Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest. Depending on the time of year, the spot is accessible by car, bus, foot, or skis. From the parking lot, you must walk along a short, paved trail to get to the viewpoint. If you are feeling adventurous, set off on a hike from here. Bring along some munchies or purchase some snacks from the visitor center for a meal with a view. With our custom trip planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Glacier Point can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The drive is long. Its cold. Its windy. Your photos will not be perfect (a lot of people at the background) and you'll have to wait. But the view is totally worth it.  more »
  • I would highly recommend the trip up to the glacier point, there are tons of great views and places for pictures up at the top.  more »
  • This is an amazing view from 3,000 feet above the valley floor. You can see the waterfalls and Half-Dome as well. There is no hiking required as the parking area is right there and it is easily access...  more »
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  • It takes a lot longer to drive up here than you think it will... if you're in shape and looking for a more active day I recommend biking it before they open the road to cars, or hike it! Either way the view us well worth it.
  • I remember back in the late nineties when I climbed with my bicycle the glacier point road. Not so steep, but a rather long climb. The road winds up through the Yosemite meadows. Here they are untouched! Your award: a most scenic view over the Yosemite valley. Waterfalls, Half Dome and more. Those days, as I remember was no restroom at all... No snacks, simply just pure nature. I enjoyed it. Hopefully others will follow...
  • A long drive up but one of the absolutely best views! Breathtaking (and a bit scary) - you just have to go up here. Parking might be a hassle if you go during the day, so afternoon might be better.
  • Only 5* wouldn't give justice. Hard to find words to describe. Fairly difficult to reach but you will be rewarded. Take my word.
  • Worth the long drive. It is easily accessible for people who don't want to hike. And the views are amazing.