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. Put Panorama Trail into our Yosemite National Park journey maker tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yosemite National Park.
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  • it is a long trail, make sure you bring enough water. there are bears in the area, so make sure you watch out.  more »
  • Made in coming down from glacier point, reached with a shuttle reserved (1 hour trip, departure at 8:30). 900 m of vertical drop downhill, so for us: the knees were screaming a little help on the end! In the other direction, must send cardio! 4 hours of effective marketing. Note, don't miss it because not indicated, the panoramic point, with overhang and a sheer d at least 500 m go by lying down and leaving just the head extended: after the first descent, then the bridge, it rises and mid slope There is a clearance on the left and the path that starts in the junipers on 25 m.
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  • This is the first time I didn't hike the whole trail. We walked a mile down, a mile back up, saw few people (start early) and had a wonderful morning.  more »

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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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