Hike: Glacier Point
Where: Yosemite National Park
Trailhead: Four Mile Trail
Duration: 5 hours
Length: 10 miles out and back
Gear: Icebreaker Tech T Lite, Triple Aught Design Artemis Hoodie, REI Sahara pants, Outdoor Research Essence Leggings, Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 pack, Black Diamond Ultra Distance trekking poles, and Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX boots
Cost of Parking: Free
Only have a day in Yosemite? Head up to Glacier Point to get the best bang for your buck. Unparalleled views of Yosemite Valley, front row seats to Half Dome and beyond await you at this magical spot.
You can access the point by car or by foot. The road to Glacier Point opens some point in May and closes in November after a good snowfall. But why make the twisty drive when you can take 3300’ of scenic switchbacks? The trail starts just off on the right of Southside Drive. If you’re at the Swinging Bridge parking lot, you’ve driven too far, but you can park there and take the Valley Loop trail to the Four Mile Trailhead.