Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park

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Take a short and easy hike to Olmsted Point and absorb the awe-inspiring views of Tenaya Canyon and Tenaya Lake enveloped by granite domes. The parking itself offers striking views of the surrounding hillsides dotted with glacial erratic boulders. If you are lucky enough to run into a ranger, ask to borrow a telescope to take a close view of the adventurous souls scaling Half Dome and Clouds Rest below. Note that the nearest restrooms are at the lake, more than 2 km (1.5 mi) to the east. See Olmsted Point and all Yosemite National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Yosemite National Park route planning app.
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  • This was recommended to us by cashier at the Tuolumne Meadows trading post/ visitor center. So we decided to stop at Olmsted Point/ Overlook. Named after the famous Landscape Architect who designed....  more
    This was recommended to us by cashier at the Tuolumne Meadows trading post/ visitor center. So we decided to stop at Olmsted Point/ Overlook. Named after the famous Landscape Architect who designed....  more »
  • When Glacier Point Road closes for 2022, this is one of the highest vantage points to appreciate Yosemite. Yes, there's always the Valley, but for extra perspective Glacier Point was the obvious road....  more
    When Glacier Point Road closes for 2022, this is one of the highest vantage points to appreciate Yosemite. Yes, there's always the Valley, but for extra perspective Glacier Point was the obvious road....  more »
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  • Mystic place, lots of history.
  • Incredible view of Half-Dome! It was wonderful seeing so many people enjoying this view as much as we were!

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