Yosemite Four Mile Trail Strenuous

Yosemite in a day? Oh, yes we can!

Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point via the Four Mile Trail
4.7 miles EACH way plus a walk around Glacier Point, so figure 11-12 miles total for the day STRENUOUS.

http://www.yosemitehikes.com/yosemite-valley/four-mile-trail/four-mile-trail.htm 

4:50am arrange carpools at REI on their southside lot
5:00am sharp leave Sacramento (not waiting for stragglers unless you call and let us know)
9:45am estimated arrival at the Swinging Bridge restroom
This allows for a quick breakfast stop and time to park.

The Glacier Point shuttle (the one that goes by the Four Mile trailhead, does not start until mid June so we won't be able to use it...dang!) Try to park at Camp Four and walk across the valley floor. If not, ride the shuttle to stop number 7 or 8 and walk across from there. Get a map!! 
10:00pm estimated return to Sacramento

Breakfast on the way somewhere along Hwy 99
Packed lunch, snacks, electrolytes, layers, etc. packed lunch
Dinner on the way home TBD
Bring money for breakfast ($10), dinner ($20), carpool ($35), entrance fee ($5 if there are four in your car) about $70 all together.

We hope to hike clear to the top to Glacier Point and have time to look around, but if you get tired you can stop at any point along the way and hang out somewhere beautiful until we get back. You'll have to communicate with your car group.

Shannon B. [masked]

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  • Linh

    Thank you everyone for a fantastic day full of beauty and for your amazing spirit!
    Thank you Liang for your magic gummy lifesaver that helped me survive the steep pitch!!!
    Thank you Will for your kind Jedi guidance and encouragement!
    Thank you for another well organized kick ass hike, Shannon!
    A special thank you to Teresa, Carmen, and Tom for allowing me to share your day and learn from your hiking wisdom!!!

    May 21, 2014

    • Rita M.

      Hey everyone...WHERE'S MOE???

      3 · May 22, 2014

    • Phong V.

      Eh? What do you mean?

      May 22, 2014

  • Lilyane G.

    Thank you for a magical experience. Breathtaking beauty and good folk...doesn't get a whole better than that! Even my experience with a rattlesnake on the way back down will be a fond memory. Thank you, Phong for saving me! Thank you, Shannon for your seamless organizing. Looking forward to another one real soon.

    4 · May 18, 2014

    • Phong V.

      Anytime! We look out for one another. :)

      2 · May 18, 2014

    • Lito.

      Snake sushi role ! You guys the best !

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • Arthur L. T

    Fun and challenging hike!

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Trese

    What a beautiful hike! You can see more beauty on this hike then any of them. I was amazed! Thank you Shannon and Carmen, Tom and my me friend, Linh. So great to see so many hikers I had not seen in awhile and meet several new hikers! Loved it! Needed it! It's in my memory bank!!

    May 18, 2014

  • Anneli

    We did it, the 4 mile and the Panorama, unbelievable beautiful with fun group of people. Thanks Shannon for organizing, especially the magical meeting at the bridge under Vernal falls, that needs some special planning skills.

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Carmen

    Loved it! Thanks Shannon!

    May 18, 2014

  • chris k.

    oh Shannon..where to begin...the best hike for scenery...conditioning...and having fun with crazy people like myself...loved it...

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Rita M.

    Hsd s great timr...very fun group of people ...looking forward to the next one :-)

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Rita M.

    Hsd s great timr...very fun group of people ...looking forward to the next one :-)

    May 18, 2014

  • Ron R

    So amazing!

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Shannon B

    Great trail and tough hikers!

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • Phong V.

    This was an awesomely hilarious group to go hiking with. Please keep me posted for more hikes shannon! You rock! :)

    3 · May 18, 2014

  • Nancy W.

    Had a great time and friendly people!!! Thank you Shannon

    May 18, 2014

  • Leanne

    This was a beautiful and amazing hike!

    May 18, 2014

  • Adi

    Amazing hike!!!! Thanks Shannon and Company!!!!!

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • Nick

    Awesome hike, incredible views and good people...A lot of fun!! :-)

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • Jenn K.

    So much fun!!! Thanks for organizing Shannon!!

    2 · May 17, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Can't make it After all. Have to take a friend to the hospital or surgery.

    May 17, 2014

  • Viera

    With all the excitement of moving I forgot to cancel! I will have to do it another time!

    May 16, 2014

  • Rita M.

    Is anyone willing to pick up on turlock? Its on the way, currently reside there n ill need to head back fri nite n get my gear. Please advise asap. Much appreciated!

    May 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Moe is picking me up after REI so I'll see you others at the trail head! We have a long but fun day ahead of us :)!

      May 16, 2014

    • Lilyane G.

      Hi, I'm just following this thread. Looks like I liver reeeeeally close to Arthur. I can definitely give him a ride home. Going to bed now so I can get up and be there for 4:50!

      May 16, 2014

  • Adi

    Anyone wants to carpool from Elk Grove? I could meet with you in front of Lowes on HW 99 and Calvine road. Otherwise, I will have to drive to REI. Call me if you would like to carpool from Elk Grove: (916)[masked]

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Alena C.

    Meeting at rei:)

    May 16, 2014

  • Carmen

    Tom, Linh and myself are taking off from Elk Grove. We will meet you at the trailhead.

    May 15, 2014

  • Nick

    I am really looking forward to this hike!
    This is my 1st trip so I am not too familiar with how this group's carpooling works.
    I have a smaller 4 door so I am hoping to ride up and return back same day with someone.
    If not I've got a USB drive connection for some good music if you have some to share for the drive.
    Either way, see you at REI :-)

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Leanne

    I will be driving too and have room for 2 in my car. Meet at REI.

    May 16, 2014

  • Lito.

    I can drive limit 3 carpool. So have enough space at the back. If needed. At REI.

    May 16, 2014

  • Jenn K.

    This sounds like so much fun! Can't wait!

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Lito.

    See you at REI Sacramento !

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Moon

    DARN! I have to canncel :(

    Have fun guys

    May 15, 2014

  • Del

    Going to camp out instead. May see you all at Glacier Peak but if not, have a great hike!

    May 15, 2014

  • Del M.

    I would like to go and leave Friday but can't leave earlier than noon. Anybody within my schedule AND would like to share a place Friday night? Carpool? Etc.

    May 3, 2014

    • Rita M.

      Hi del...did u get any takers? I'd be interested

      May 14, 2014

    • Del M.

      Rita, No takers for me but yes I am still available and interested to lv Fri after 12. Dunno where to stay. I will PM you my no we can arrange.

      May 14, 2014

  • Dave S.

    Have to cancel due to dog-care. Have fun!

    May 14, 2014

  • Viera

    I may go up friday and camp..

    1 · March 3, 2014

    • Del

      Any interest in doing the Pohono Trail going up? Start at Tunnel View on Friday, camp in wilderness overnight, and then get to Glacier Point around noon to meet the rest of the group? I am 90% sure I'll be doing this so would be great to have others join. http://www.yosemitehi...­

      May 1, 2014

    • Rita M.

      Also interested in leaving fri..please let mr know if you still plan to.

      May 14, 2014

  • Shervin

    Dogs??

    May 13, 2014

    • Tom §

      There are no dogs allowed on the trails at Yosemite...

      May 13, 2014

  • chris k.

    a few of us will be going down on fri and staying at the Yosemite Bug for wkend...Shannon we will meet you at trailhead Sat..

    April 13, 2014

  • Sherpa H.

    just did this trail last week as far as the gate below union point-- this is a great trail-- i found moderate up to the gate-- with many switchbacks not strenuous in my opinion-- a hike worth doing ....

    March 4, 2014

  • Evil D.

    Strike that... This is Bay to Breakers weekend. Darn!!!

    February 19, 2014

  • Evil D.

    I did this hike last year except I went on to illilouette falls to Nevada/vernal falls. Going to try & get a camp if anyone else wants to stay o/n.

    February 19, 2014

  • Alice

    At this point I'm 90% that I'll be coming from Fresno so will meet at the park. I'll confirm as the date approaches.

    February 17, 2014

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