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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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). 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Dramatic views of Half Dome and Mount Conness.

Cons

Tioga Pass is closed during winter months.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Big vistas

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

07/02/2018
It's a great view to stop and take in, but the views can get much better by hiking away from the crowds.
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