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Panorama Trail, Yosemite National Park

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Test your fitness at Panorama Trail, a picturesque path stretching 13.4 km (8.5 mi) in one direction. Strap on proper hiking shoes for the long hike. For an extra challenge, take the trail going up the slope, or for a more relaxing trip take the bus up to Glacier Point before hiking down. Alternatively, follow the old trail to Panorama Point and enjoy a fantastic view of the valley. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Yosemite National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Panorama Trail and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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  • Panorama Trail starts from Glacier Point and ends at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The trail is 8.5 mi/13.7 km one-way (via the Mist Trail) and 8.9 mi/14.3 km one-way (via the John Muir Trail). The ...  more »
  • We did it, we took the bus up to Glacier Point and hiked down to The Valley. we got lost after Vernal Falls but luckily found our way back before the shuttles stopped their service ( they stop at 10)....  more »
  • Starting at Glacier Point, this hike takes you to the Valley floor via Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls. Not a crowded hike, but one of the most scenic.  more »