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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  • August 14, 2017
    My wife and I did this trek after we'd recovered from our half dome epic. This is only slightly shorter than that one and doesn't have the epic ( or terrifying!) climb of the dome, and, truth be told,...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Well I will be the first to yield a poor review. It is a moderately difficult hike but nothing an average fit adult can not handle. Technically it is simple. The view is spectacular but very best at G...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Up front I will say I loved this hike but the Mrs. hated it. Be forewarned that there is a downhill AND uphill portion. First several miles are easygoing and carefree but after awhile switchbacks star...  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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