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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guides at Yosemite Lodge the morning of your hike. Hop aboard a 1-hour shuttle ride to Glacier Point and enjoy narration about the famous national park along the way.

    Soak up views of iconic landmarks including Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome upon arriving at Glacier Point. Begin your hike here, passing three scenic waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Yosemite Falls. Snap as many pictures as you'd like while your guides discuss the historical significance of the vista.

    Afterward, begin the descent along a stunning 8.5-mile (13.7-km) route. Trek down an impressive 3,179 feet (969 meters) in elevation, pausing to refuel and enjoy the view from the top of Illilouette Fall.

    Tackle the moderately strenuous section of switchbacks for the next mile or so, ascending back up 300 feet (91 meters). Afterward, you’ll be rewarded with a flat, beautiful stretch toward the Panorama Trail, which faithful to its name, offers gorgeous views throughout the valley. Continue back downhill to reach the top of Nevada Fall, where you’ll pause for lunch.

    After satisfying your appetite, follow your guides on one of two trails. For a slightly shorter route, head down the granite staircases of the Mist Trail, which runs alongside the Merced River and the waters of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. For higher vantage points, opt for the less strenuous trek down the John Muir Trail, enjoying views of Half Dome, Vernal, and Nevada Falls and the granite dome of Liberty Cap.

    Both trails lead to restrooms at the bottom of Vernal Fall. After a brief downhill hike to Happy Isles, your tour will conclude with a shuttle back to Yosemite Lodge.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Yosemite Valley Lodge, Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    9h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guides
    • Shuttle bus to Glacier Point
    • Return shuttle to Yosemite Lodge
    • Entry/Admission - Glacier Point
    • Entry/Admission - Panorama Trail
    • Food and drinks (bring your own)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Once booked, we will approve only after confirming park shuttle tickets are available.
    • All travelers are advised to bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottles
    • Date of birth MUST be advised at time of booking
    • Hiking shoes are required
    • Dress appropriately for weather
    • Guides carry first-aid kits, water-purification methods, toilet paper (for emergencies), sunscreen and bug repellent
    • Please include phone number at time of booking where you may be reached prior to trip in the event there is no internet service
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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