Olmsted Point

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite + Central Sierra, California

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Olmsted Point

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  • Olmsted Point: View southwest of Yosemite's legendary Half Dome.- Olmsted Point
  • Olmsted Point: View northeast of Tenaya Lake and Mount Conness (12,590').- Olmsted Point
  • Olmsted Point: View northeast of Mount Conness (12,590').- Olmsted Point
  • Olmsted Point: Old-growth western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis).- Olmsted Point
  • Olmsted Point: Old-growth western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis).- Olmsted Point
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Dramatic views of Half Dome and Mount Conness.
Cons: 
Tioga Pass is closed during winter months.
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Region:
Yosemite + Central Sierra, CA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
National Park Pass
Points of Interest:
Viewpoint
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Virtually every American is familiar with the classic view of Half Dome from Yosemite Valley; however, far fewer venture deeper into Yosemite National Park to the Tioga Pass. Here, at Olmsted Point, visitors get a unique perspective down the Tenaya Canyon to Half Dome's northeastern face. Views from Olmsted Point also include Tenaya Lake and extend to Mount Conness, which at 12,590 feet is Yosemite's fourth highest* peak.

Olmsted Point is named after famed landscape architect and nature conservationist Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.

* At 13,114 feet, Mount Lyell is Yosemite's highest point, followed by Mount Dana (13,057 feet) and Mount Gibbs (12,764 feet). 

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