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Four Mile Trail

Yosemite National Park

A great out-and-back offering views across Yosemite Valley.

Trail Running Difficult

17 km
1.1 km
1.1 km
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Four Mile Trail Map

Four Mile Trail is an out-and-back trail that is well used in the Yosemite Valley. Like other trails in the Yosemite Valley trail running guidebook, the Four Mile Trail features waterfalls and spectacular views of iconic Yosemite monuments, including Half Dome, North Dome, El Capitan, and the Yosemite Falls. The trails runs between the Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point.


The trail courses steeply at first before traversing around the Sentinel Dome mountain through the forest, and then again switchbacking up to Union Point and beyond to Glacier Point. Like the majority of routes in this guidebook, the trail offers strenuous running, much of which may reduce a runner to a hiker.

The Glacier Point turnaround is at the visitor centre. Runners can continue on for an even longer run by connecting to Panorama Trail, or simply return the way they came back to the valley floor.



Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

all year round

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