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Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park

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Olmsted Point, located in Yosemite National Park, is a viewing area off of the Tioga Road which offers a view into Tenaya Canyon. This view looks southwest into the valley, giving, in particular, a view of the northern side of Half Dome and a view of Tenaya Lake to the east.The site is named after landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.Destinations from Olmsted PointTenaya Lake (1 Min)Tuolumne Meadows (9 Min)Porcupine Flat Campground Campground (9 Min)Yosemite Creek Campground (22 Min)White Wolf (23 Min)Tamarack Flat Campground (36 Min)Crane Flat Campground (45 Min)Yosemite Valley (1 HR 2 Min)
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TripAdvisor
  • The views from this high up were great. This whole park is amazing, especially in the spring, and seeing it from a spot like this is very cool.  more »
  • We stopped at Olmsted Point when driving from Furnace Creek to Yosemite Village, via the Tioga Pass at the end of May. This was our first real panoramic view of Cloud’s Rest, Half Dome and the Yosemit...  more »
  • Awesome views. You must climb to the top of the point, once you get there you can see for miles in every direction.  more »
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  • Climb the area across from it is very claimable. The peak of it has a breathtaking view in all directions. A must try.
  • One of the most amazing views in one of the most amazing National Parks. Good signage explains what you are seeing and some of the natural history. Nice quick hikes on the glacier carved landscape, fun for kids and adults.
  • Amazing view! There is a small and short trail, following it the scenery is even more stunning!
  • Great view of Yosemite's "skyline"!
  • Amazing view and easy hike to the top