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Tioga Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This drive is worthwhile...beautiful getting there but also an amazing view of the different side of Yosemite. Trees growing out of boulders...windswept terrain...stunning!

Thank terrycarlson2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I found best views at sunset. Add a tripod, a 200 mm plus lens and some great views. Good all the time but quieter at sunset too.

Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here because of all the recommendations on TA. We're glad we did. What a spectacular view. Don't miss it!

Thank MaryQ46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is easy to just keep driving when trying to make time across the Sierra. This is one place you don’t want to miss. You look down Yosemite Valley from the opposite perspective of Glacier Pointe- albeit from a much farther distance... viewing Half Dome

Thank PamDoug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stop along the Tioga Road. Stunning views - super photogenic. Twisted pines, granite hills, and endless vistas.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the short trail to the point for a spectacular view of Hal Dome. There were boulders all along the point which added interest.

Thank Trekduet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it provides spectacular views as you can walk on the rocks and get some really nice pictures and can take in the surroundings. Although it is busy with tourists as you can just simply pull over from the main road, you will find a spot...More

Thank Jogi85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the trip just to observe the spectacular view. A must if you are in Yosemite, even if it is just through a tour group.

Thank neil102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From this viewpoint you can see Tenaya lake to the left and also get a glimpse of Half Dome in the far distance on the right. Although these views can be seen from the car park, a short 10 minute walk down and across a...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Olmsted Point is a pull-off, so it's very easy to get to. If you are traveling down Tioga, it is a must stop and probably the one stop you need to make over any other. Looking south west, you see Half Dome. Looking more south,...More

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Janet M
2 July 2015|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
The road to Olmsted Point will be closed. Post on the Yosemite forum for advice about visiting the open areas in March.