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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  • From San Jose to the top of the United States about 4 hours will go to crossings view. Holidays may be a bit of a hit, but it's still good. Because it's just a view, the parking car next to it goes out and usually gets a location. The parking lot is approximately 10 locations. At this point, be careful not to choose the backlight when you take a picture, and the Mountain View behind is easy to see. From this side to the famous glacial point, we're going to have another hour.
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  • A classic stop you must take if it's your first time visiting Yosemite. You get a great view of The Valley! And its a perfect photo opportunity. This place is very popular, so expect to see many peopl...  more »
  • One of the many amazing views in Yosemite. Easy to get to, as it is right off the side of the road. A great stop for those who may not be able to venture far due to mobility issues.  more »
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  • Amazing AMAZING view, did I mention amazing?? You definitely can't drive pass this place without stopping to take a moment to enjoy the scenery. There's a small parking lot which allows you to park and physically get out of your car to see the gorgeous sight! Definitely photo worthy!
  • Amazing place with a great view! There is a parking area and a sort of observation deck to enjoy the view from. It's also a pretty nice place to enjoy the starry night sky. But cars do pass by somewhat frequently, so if you're looking to take night photos, the lights from the cars might affect your photos.
  • Destination place in Yosemite within couple of miles from the valley and visitor's center. Sunny day makes good sunset point for sure. Plan early in a day or at the end of day to capture most scenic photos....!
  • It probably is one of the best spots to get a view of all of the major landmarks of Yosemite Valley. Because of its prime location, there are many people that frequent this area, especially photographers looking for that perfect shot, and tourist looking for that awesome view. Parking might be a bit hectic, but people seem to clear out fairly quick.
  • I love this place. The most breathtaking views any time of the year! I can't wait to go back. There are always so many tourist it's hard to find parking, but it really is a must see!

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