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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  • Very crowded, as could be expected. That fluctuates though and people don't seem to stay long when it comes time to appreciate the grandeur. People are nice and offer to take pics for one another.  more »
  • Be sure to go! Insanely great views on the huge rocks! You can park directly - really a great station
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  • The spot where one of the "classic" Yosemite photos was taken from. Very crowded with people jostling for best views - frankly a bit surprised that hardly any have fallen off the ledge from the way so...  more »
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