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Panorama Trail Yosemite Day Hike

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Yosemite Guided Hiking

Panorama Trail Yosemite Day Hike

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Visit Glacier Point & see Half Dome from unique angles
Hike on the John Muir Trail
See Yosemite Waterfalls like Illilouette, Nevada and Vernal Falls

The Panorama Trail above Yosemite Valley is a true classic! The 8.5-mile trail offers stunning views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Vernal and Nevada Falls, beginning at the iconic Glacier Point and ending in Yosemite Valley 3,000 feet below.

$595 for 1-5 participants with 1 Private Guide, plus $30 shuttle per person*

*Additional $30 per person for the Glacier Point Shuttle (we will schedule this once you register)

$95 for each additional participant up to 10 ppl
Call us to inquire about larger group sizes


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Trip Itinerary

Meet your guide at 8am at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. We’ll then shuttle up to Glacier Point, approximately a 1 hour drive. After taking in the sweeping views from the point itself, we’ll lace up our boots and hit the trail! We'll hike over Illilouette Creek, with unique perspectives of Half Dome along the way as we follow along Panorama Cliffs. We'll then make our way to the top of Nevada Falls and continue down either the John Muir Trail or Mist Trail to complete our day. Expect to return to Yosemite Valley as late as 6pm.

8.5 miles, Elevation Gain -3200'/+800'

What's Included

Your SYMG Guide

SYMG guides are professional, highly experienced, enjoyable people that have spent years perfecting their interpretive and mountain skills in and around Yosemite. They look forward to teaching and guiding you in these spectacular locations as well as getting to know you. Tell your guide your goals and s/he will do their best to meet your needs in a safe and enjoyable manner! Gratuities are accepted and appreciated for a job well done.


The following can be provided upon request:

  • Trekking poles
  • Daypack 

See "A Few More Notes" below for more details about what to bring

A Few More Notes

What To Bring

Plan to bring the following items in a small daypack for your guided hike:

  • 2-3 Liters of water per person
  • Lunch & snacks for the day
  • A warm layer and/or rainshell
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (optional)

Wear comfortable and moisture wicking clothing (especially for the warm summer months of July-August). Comfortable hiking/running shoes that are with grippy soles are the best option for footwear. It's important to check the weather prior to your day to make sure you're dressing appropriately- check out our favorite weather forecast here: National Weather Service- Yosemite Valley

Travel & Logisitics

Your trip begins and ends in Yosemite Valley. You will meet your guide at Yosemite Valley Lodge, where you will take the Glacier Point shuttle the starting trailhead. If you are driving a personal vehicle to the meeting location, plan for extra time to get to your destination and find parking. Traffic can be heavy in Yosemite Valley during the peak months of summer and it is important that you arrive on time in order to catch the 8:30am shuttle.

Public Transportation is an option to consider to help avoid traffic and trouble finding a parking spot. YARTS offers a variety of pick up and drop off locations from all the different gateways into the park. You can purchase tickets online ahead of time to reserve your spot at!

For more information, you can reference Yosemite National Park's webpage here regarding parking and transportation. (link:

What's Not Included
  • Personal clothing & footwear
  • Lunch, snacks & water
  • Transportation to Yosemite Valley
  • Recommended 10%-20% gratuity for guides
  • Trip Insurance
  • Airfare

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