3 - 4
FATMAP difficulty grade
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.