Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

Take a walk on the shores of Tenaya Lake, or hike up the surrounding mountains. Breathe in fresh air coming down from the rocky hills, have a picnic next to the lake, or go for a swim in the crystal clear water. Note, however, that the water here can be cold, even during the warm months of June and July. Wear comfortable shoes if hiking, and don't forget to bring snacks as well as drinkable water. Using our world travel planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Tenaya Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a lake where you can enjoy beautiful views of Yosemite in different ways. It is not recommended to enter the water very cold.
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  • Easy to find being right down the road and with different points where you can stop. We have identified two, the first offered a small glimpse but quite special even if we say that the stop was not the most recommended; The other, much simpler for parking, was still interesting. All in all nice and ideal for some photographic cue.
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  • in a lake with clear waters, pleasant water temperature in summer, a magnificent view and few people during our passage
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  • As amazing and memorable as the iconic Yosemite Valley. Tenaya lake and Tuolumne Meadows offer a wonderful high elevation terrain of the park. Absolutely worth a visit!
  • And incredibly beautiful lake, especially at sunset. And very refreshing after hiking miles and miles from Yosemite Valley.
  • Don't hesitate to jump in if it's not too cold outside.
  • If you're already driving on Tioga pass road, Tenaya Lake is absolutely worth dropping by for gorgeous views and a scenic picnic. There are two picnic areas on either end of the lake, with clean bathrooms and grills; the second picnic area on the northeastern part of the lake is much quieter and less congested, so don't stress if you can't find parking at the first lot.
  • Got married there. Most amazing and beautiful spot we have ever seen!
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