Leave your hiking poles in the car and prepare for the best views in the park. Overlooking Half Dome, Yosemite Valley and three iconic waterfalls, a visit to Glacier Point is a must-do during any trip to Yosemite. Located about 50-minutes from Big Trees Lodge, plan on arriving early to watch the sunrise over the mountains. To round out your morning, Compass & Key recommends following your visit with two nearby hikes to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point.
Alternatively, end a day of hiking with a visit to Glacier Point for spectacular star gazing.
Distance: 0.7 miles roundtrip, mostly-paved
Time: 30 mins - 1 hour
Starting Point: Glacier Point Road trailhead
To save this hike and our other recommended hikes in Yosemite National Park, visit our curated list on AllTrails, where you can learn about other trails in the park and create your own lists to reference through their mobile app.