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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  • Loved seeing the beautiful views and enjoyed the cooler weather. Plan to come back and hike trails with friends and family.  more »
  • Whenever you see a documentary or feature in magazines this is the photo that you always want to make it your same hehe.. tunnel .saliendo you find yourself suddenly with this Green Valley and in the background the waterfall (also was melting and falling lots of water) you stay stunned , although on this occasion had to queue to get the photo of the large number of tourists that there was... the visit itself lasts 15 minutes... .junio 2018
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  • This is one of my favorite views as it encompasses the entire Valley. When you come out of the tunnel, it takes your breath away.  more »
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