Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

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#10 of 14 in Nature in 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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  • Compared to Yosemite valley, few visitors up here, and no buses! A peaceful area, great for a picnic or a hike.  more »
  • I remember some of the best looking photos of picturesque lakes in the high season, the blog and the beginning of October were pretty bleak, despite snow that had to get out. Disappointed ㅠ ㅠ ㅠ went in good weather ...
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  • To me this is only visible on the warm summer season featured the hook. I went back to the beginning of October, when the rent is high and the cold side as long as the eye in the obscure and even blocked, and if the weather is not pretty scenery. Photo is available only in summer only, as you can see the landscape seemed to be southern. If you do not have the time to Yosemite Park is better able to afford more inside.
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  • the views of granite hoods and the blue waters of Tenaya lake are mesmerizing! Do stop here when you visit Yosemite National Park.. There are few picnic tables too (if you are lucky to get one!)
  • I love Tenaya Lake. It was the first day of fall when we went there and the night before it, it was snowing. The view is definitely breath taking and it made me calm and relax. The water was still and the trees mountains are covered with white snow.
  • Nice lake. Can have picnic but watch out for bears. V cold to swim
  • Absolutely loved Tenaya Lake. It's a beautiful stop in Yosemite with gorgeous views and quiet setting. The water is crystal clear, calm and welcoming.
  • The area I visited was over crowded. Regardless there are bbq pits, tables and plenty of space for everyone. The water was refreshing, and jus like any other body of water, the deeper you go the colder it gets. The mountain views are beautiful and it was a fun drive on this stretch of the scenic highway
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