Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail

Yosemite Valley, United States

From $400.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Explore Yosemite National Park on this day hike from Glacier Point. Led by an expert guide, hear about the park’s natural features as you journey past three famous waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Illilouette Fall, and Nevada Fall. Take in stunning views of Half Dome after a shuttle ride to Glacier Point and, from there, begin a moderately strenuous 8.5-mile trek on foot. Travel down to the valley floor and soak up the scenery of the Panorama and Mist Trails. This small-group tour runs from May to October.
  • Full-day Yosemite hike from Glacier Point, led by expert guides
  • Learn about Yosemite National Park on a 1-hour shuttle ride to the viewpoint, and snap photos of Half Dome
  • Be challenged on moderately difficult hikes along the Panorama Trail and the Mist Trail
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional guides
  • Shuttle bus to Glacier Point
  • Return shuttle to Yosemite Lodge
  • Food and drinks (bring your own)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Yosemite Valley Lodge
    Yosemite Valley, CA 95389, USA

    You will meet your guide in front of the main lobby of the Yosemite Valley Lodge, under the covered bus awning, at 8 am. See here: https://goo.gl/maps/xNrMcqa5Sqnf8kPx5

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guides at Yosemite Lodge the morning of your hike. Hop aboard a 1-hour shuttle ride to Glacier Point and enjoy narration about the famous national park along the way.

Soak up views of iconic landmarks including Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome upon arriving at Glacier Point. Begin your hike here, passing three scenic waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Yosemite Falls. Snap as many pictures as you'd like while your guides discuss the historical significance of the vista.

Afterward, begin the descent along a stunning 8.5-mile (13.7-km) route. Trek down an impressive 3,179 feet (969 meters) in elevation, pausing to refuel and enjoy the view from the top of Illilouette Fall.

Tackle the moderately strenuous section of switchbacks for the next mile or so, ascending back up 300 feet (91 meters). Afterward, you’ll be rewarded with a flat, beautiful stretch toward the Panorama Trail, which faithful to its name, offers gorgeous views throughout the valley. Continue back downhill to reach the top of Nevada Fall, where you’ll pause for lunch.

After satisfying your appetite, follow your guides on one of two trails. For a slightly shorter route, head down the granite staircases of the Mist Trail, which runs alongside the Merced River and the waters of Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. For higher vantage points, opt for the less strenuous trek down the John Muir Trail, enjoying views of Half Dome, Vernal, and Nevada Falls and the granite dome of Liberty Cap.

Both trails lead to restrooms at the bottom of Vernal Fall. After a brief downhill hike to Happy Isles, your tour will conclude with a shuttle back to Yosemite Lodge.

Half Dome (Pass By)

Glacier Point (Pass By)

Vernal Fall (Pass By)

Mist Trail

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Panorama Trail

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Cloud's Rest (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Once booked, we will approve only after confirming park shuttle tickets are available.
  • All travelers are advised to bring their own lunch, snacks and water bottles
  • Date of birth MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Hiking shoes are required
  • Dress appropriately for weather
  • Guides carry first-aid kits, water-purification methods, toilet paper (for emergencies), sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Please include phone number at time of booking where you may be reached prior to trip in the event there is no internet service
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Best hike ever!
Safari737965, Aug 2019
If you’re looking for a guided hike...pick Lasting Adventures! Our full day hike all through Yosemite was incredible. Janna our guide was a 5 Star! Knowledgeable, professional, helpful and courteous. Can’t get any better. Next year, we plan to come back to Yosemite...and we’re picking Lasting Adventures! By the way, Scott, who runs Lasting Adventures was awesome too!

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