Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park

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 (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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  • If you are running over Tioga Pass, one must keep inside at Olmsted Point. Here is one of the very best views of Yosemite National Park. You can look out across the Valley area with Half Dome in the background. You can also view the Crystal Blue Mountain Lake Tenaya Lake, if you look to the Northeast. It may be recommended that you take a little hike in the area.
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  • If you are coming from SFO to Lee Vining and you've already seen the Park Yosemite, well that's another point where you can see from a distance, after a quick walk, Half Dome in an almost Lunar setting.
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  • Over the Tioga Pass to the Olmsted Point a ride through fantastic mountain landscape granite Pur / individual trees directly from the granite
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  • The lot was packed but I was still able to easily find parking. Yes it was swarming with tourist, but they all seem to not even bother walking the very short and rewarding trail. I was very pleased.
  • Absolutely awe inspiring, no words i could say could ever do Olmstead Point justice, the views are absolutely spectacular. We was on our way out of Yosemite heading to Bishop and pulled in about half an hour before sunset (how lucky) my wife and i hiked to the top overlooking the pull in down below for an even better vantage point. To see Half Dome and the surrounding peaks from this angle was jaw dropping. We stayed in Half Dome Village in tent cabins and would wake up every morning and come out of our tent to saviour the views, it seemed like we could actually touch Half Dome it was that close, It was amazing to see Half Dome from a different view and perspective altogether. We will never forget our trip of a lifetime our adventure of a lifetime to the Wondrous Yosemite National Park :)
  • Our last stop in Yosemite NP, right after sunset all the granite was looking pink along with the sky, beautiful! We visit in mid-October and there were only 3 other visitor on the parking with us.
  • Absolutely gorgeous. The view is stunning and the sunsets up here. WOW!! Olmsted Point is amazing. I've been all over Yosemite, and this place is spectacular.
  • Outstanding views. 1st time coming to Yosemite from The east. Neat views of half dome in the distance
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