Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Take in the majesty of Yosemite from Glacier Point, a viewing area 980 m (3,214 ft) above the bottom of the valley. From here you can admire and photograph Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest. Depending on the time of year, the spot is accessible by car, bus, foot, or skis. From the parking lot, you must walk along a short, paved trail to get to the viewpoint. If you are feeling adventurous, set off on a hike from here. Bring along some munchies or purchase some snacks from the visitor center for a meal with a view. Put Glacier Point and other Yosemite National Park attractions into our Yosemite National Park attractions planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I was able to tour the bus. It was a great view. The big Half Dome. I really wanted to walk, but because of the snow, I gave up on the bad footing. Hope again!
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  • this is definitely worth seeing! i was told about this ride by a local. otherwise i wouldn't have known about that. i came there on a bus and descended by foot. it was really really nice day, though t...  more »
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  • Great spot to see Yosemite valley, Half Dome and Vernal Falls at a glance. At noon because of the sun it's complicated to differentiate things. But at sunset is amazing! From there you can go on loop hike to Sentinel Dome, also great spot. Bus from Yosemite valley only goes up there in summer.
  • The drive here was quite the adrenaline, but the place was a bit too overcrowded for my taste. That's what you get for making beautiful places too easy to access. The views were amazing, and it allowed us to observe our next day's destinations in the valley itself.
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