Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park

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  • It is a place where you can feel the beauty of the Giant rock. It's actually a bit slippery, so it seems to be very careful.
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  • It is a viewpoint from which you can see part of Yosemite National Park. Spectacular views, and if you climb the mountain from behind you have a view of 360 º. It is highly recommended to stop here.
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  • An excellent point God remark, very easy since it is located right along the Tioga road and is well indicated. The view is really beautiful but recommended the opposite side and a climb along the rocks to get an even more beautiful and extensive view which also includes the area of Tenaya Lake and beyond.
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  • Perfect place to stop & stretch the legs in the middle of your road trip to or from Yosemite. I was passing thru heading to Vegas but always make sure to pull over here. The view is spectacular & please are a must. The air feels cleaner & the rock landscape is absolutely beautiful. Stop here if you can. You won't be sorry you did.
  • One of the best vistas in Yosemite. A must-see if you're heading to or from Tuolumne Meadows or Tioga Pass.
  • Coming into Yosemite from Tioga pass you've already been through to Albany Meadows, but this is the first great view into The valleys of Yosemite.if you're headed out of Yosemite it's a great last stop before you head up into the hills and out of the park.
  • If you hike down from the highway viewing area and out to Olmsted point itself, a two hundred or so yard hike, you'll find yourself above Tenaya canyon with a great view of Half-dome. If you're here for the view of the sun setting over Yosemite Valley bring head lamps for the hike back because it can be a little dicey after dark. For the more adventurous there's an option to hike to one of two ridges for even better lines of sight toward the valley.
  • If you ever get a chance to drive Hwy 120 on a beautiful day... Incredible. Mono lake and Mammoth are just as amazing.
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