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Tioga Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While driving Tioga Road, be sure to stop at Olmsted Point. Don't just take in the view from the viewpoint. Instead, follow the trail down the overlook and away from the crowds. You will be rewarded with a bird's eye view of Yosemite Valley. From...More

Thank bklyn56
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we left Yosemite we stopped here for some just amazing views of the size and grandeur of the park. It really is amazing

Thank John M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Olmstead Point has a distinct tofu-looking landscape that is unique in Yosemite. It is a long drive from the valley. I would stop here only if I am heading to Cloud's Rest.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is typically a viewpoint just off the Tioga Pass about forty minutes from the Eastern gate and an hour from the Valley turnoff onto Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass.) Olmstead is breathtaking and educational. You get to see the famous Half Dome from a different...More

Thank KBrogan
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

One of the most beautiful and interesting places to see. Good to walk around and easy to negotiate. Talk a walk through and up to take in the view which is unforgettable

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Olmstead Point is a lookout on the Tioga Pass Road (California 120), roughly halfway between Yosemite Valley and Lee Vining. There is a large pull-off parking area. I do not recall seeing any bathroom facilities. The views are spectacular. Looking west you will see Mt...More

Thank gypsyuno
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is similar to glacier point but from the north side of the park. Less touristy and more rugged feel. You can climb around on a Mountain peak. Takes about an 1 hour to get up here but it a nice view. If I could...More

Thank MVP72
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

You can see Half Dome in the distance & the rest of the scenery is spectacular. There is a large parking lot & restrooms here. This is worth a visit!

Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

On the way out to Tuolumne Meadows, we stopped at Olmstead Point on the Tioga Rd. on Thurs, 9/14/17. In the distance there is a good view of the back side of Half Dome. The trail up to Half Dome passes over its less known...More

Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

If entering or exiting the Yosemite park from Tioga Pass Entrance or if you are in Yosemite and have Time,it is worth the stop or visit here for a Beautiful Scenery .It is a large roadside pull-off on the Tioga road(HWY 120).This Vista Point is...More

Thank Ghaith391
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Janet M
2 July 2015|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
The road to Olmsted Point will be closed. Post on the Yosemite forum for advice about visiting the open areas in March.
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