We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Badger Pass to Glacier Point

Winter Cross-country skiing trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 25.9 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Glacier Point overlooks the southern rim of Yosemite Valley, directly above Camp Curry. At 7,274 feet (2220m) asl, it commands... more »

Take this guide with you!

Save to mobile
Get this guide & thousands of others on your mobile phone
EveryTrail guides are created by travelers like you.
  1. 1. Download the EveryTrail app from the App Store
  2. 2. Search for the Badger Pass to Glacier Point guide
  3. 3. Enjoy your self-guided tour
Get the app

Points of Interest

1. Badger Pass Parking Area

Start at the Badger Pass parking area and ski zone. Pick up your (free) wilderness permit here, if necessary (required for all overnight backcountry use).

2. Trailhead

Find the trailhead at the north end of the parking lot.

You will have great views of Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point stretching from El Capitan, to Yosemite Falls, to North Dome, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and Nevada Fall.

4. Ghost Forest cutoff

Trail for those who want to try the Ghost forest loop

5. Scenic Overlook

Take a break and enjoy the amazing view of Half Dome with nearby Nevada Fall, Vernal Fall and Liberty Cap.