Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

Take in the majesty of nature at Tunnel View, one of Yosemite Park's most iconic viewpoints. This site has drawn visitors, photographers, and artists since it opened in 1933. Those arriving by road must drive through a long, dark tunnel before emerging to see the breathtaking scenery, hence the viewpoint's name. A turn-out with ample parking enables you to stop for photographs of El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, and Half Dome. If you are feeling adventurous, you can embark on a hike up to Inspiration Point from here. Put Tunnel View into our Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yosemite National Park.
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  • The views are judt awesome. Horsetail falls on the the right and el capitan to the left. Must visit.  more »
  • It was wonderful seeing the snow-capped Yosemite Valley from this vista. It's just captivating. Can't ever get tired of this view.  more »
  • I have never been more awed than when we drove out of the dark Wawona Tunnel into the view that was truly jaw dropping. Nothing can prepare you for what you are about to see for the first time. To hec...  more »
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