The Four Mile Trail is a 9.6 mile out-and-back hike and is one of Yosemite Valley’s
most strenuous trails. It climbs up to Glacier Point – an ascent of
nearly 3300-ft in just under five miles. After the grueling uphill slog,
hikers are rewarded with unparalleled views of Half Dome and the rest
of Yosemite Valley. Glacier Point can also be reached by car or shuttle.
About a mile and half below Glacier Point, there is an overlook called Union Point. The point is only 220-ft from the trail, so we made our way down to it.
For more trip details check out this NorCal Hiker blog post.
Note: The park entrance fee is $20. If you plan to stay in the Valley, reserve accommodations well in advance! There is limited parking at the trailhead, but it is along the El Capitan shuttle route. The shuttle runs from June through October, 9am to 6pm.
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