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Glacier Point

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Length

0.5 Miles 0.9 Kilometers

77%

Runnable

Elevation

135' 41 m

Ascent

-135' -41 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

7,200' 2,195 m

High

7,067' 2,154 m

Low

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All Clear 51 days ago
Dry - Just some leftover snow dripping onto trail History

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Come for the sunrise or stay for the sunset - the view from Glacier Point is spectacular.

Tom Robson

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Pets are allowed on this paved trail, but must be kept on a leash not more than six feet long or otherwise physically restrained.
From the Glacier Point parking and tour unloading area, a short, paved, wheelchair-accessible trail takes you to an exhilarating (some might say unnerving) point 3,214 feet above Curry Village, on the floor of Yosemite Valley.
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Waterfall [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Too crowded for a run, this area is still worth checking out.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Start at the Glacier Point parking area and enjoy a leisurely wheelchair-accessible stroll to the Glacier Point railing, where you look down on Yosemite Valley (3,200 below!) and east toward Half Dome and the High Sierra.

The extreme tip of the Glacier Point promontory is barren, but on the slopes below, in the valley to the west, and on the wooded slopes above, glacial material is abundant. Its glacial origin is proved by the presence in it of rocks derived from Little Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra.

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Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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