Yosemite National Park Travel Guide

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Glacier Point

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

If you lack the time, desire, or stamina to hike more than 3,200 feet up to Glacier Point from the Yosemite Valley floor, you can drive here—or take a bus from the valley—for a bird's-eye view. You are likely to encounter a lot of day-trippers on the short, paved trail that leads from the parking lot to the main overlook. Take a moment to veer off a few yards to the Geology Hut, which succinctly explains and illustrates what the valley looked like 10 million, 3 million, and 20,000 years ago.

Sight Information


Yosemite National Park, California, 95389, USA



Sight Details:

  • Closed late Oct.–mid-May.

Published 07/06/2016


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