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Glacier Point

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0.5 Miles 0.9 Kilometers


77%

Runnable

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

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


Bad / Closed 16 days ago
Due to the Ferguson fire Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Road, Wawona, and Mariposa Grove of Giants are closed. History

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

Tom Robson

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall

Pets are allowed on this paved trail, but must be kept on a leash not more than six feet long or otherwise physically restrained.

Overview

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.

Runner Notes

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

Description

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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