Four-Mile-Trail Gate

Trail gate on the 4-mile trail

This trail gate on the Four-Mile Trail is about a mile and a half (2.5 km) down the hill from Glacier Point. If you're looking for an abridged version of the 4-Mile Trail, start from Glacier Point and make this your turnaround point. You'll still get to see most of the highlights of this trail, but just not from as many different points of view as you would by hiking the entire trail.

Though this looks like an ordinary stretch of trail, turn to the right here and you'll have spectacular views up Tenaya Canyon to Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and North Dome.