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Northside Drive Just East of El Portal Road Junction, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Northside Drive Just East of El Portal Road Junction, Yosemite National Park, CA
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"el capitan"
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"well worth the stop"
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"three brothers"
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"granite walls"
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"merced river"
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"bridal veil falls"
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"both sides"
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"bridalveil fall"
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"take photos"
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"ansel adams"
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"parking area"
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"parking lot"
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"foreground"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a beautiful place to visit. The waterfalls are spectacular at this time of year. A drive up to Glacier Point is a must. Great Photo opportunities.

Thank Ferd B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this part of Yosemite because it wasn't difficult to access. You could just park on the side of the road and walk around. El Capitan is right there towering over you, its a great spot to relax and take some pictures.

Thank Lindseym15
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Valley of Yosemite is the center of a park and most often first thing visitors see upon arrival. Most famous points are visible from the bottom (waterfalls, half dome and El Capitan). Good place to start exploration of the rest.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gret view of the valley, almost on par with Tunnel view but from a very different prospective. Parking can be hard.

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Not to be confused with Tunnel View, as many people appear to be thinking. The Valley (floor) View gives a beautiful perspective down on the valley floor of El Capitan and Cathedral Rock flanking the Merced River. You can't see this from the Tunnel View...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This view is a little off the path along the main road. The pull out comes up fast and can get crowded. We had to cross the road to get the full view. Take care but make the stop as the valley view is absolutely...More

Thank cheryle h
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This area is great for on the ground photography. Easy walking to frame some beautiful shots. Really awesome

Thank outbackphotographer
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite locations within the Valley. It is a wonderful spot for photography and anyone wishing to take a break and take in the tranquility of the valley. Take your time and explore the various views, the view changes with your...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We stopped to take photos as we left the park on Northside Drive. The backdrop of the majestic rocks was framed with fall foliage and the gentle Merced River.

Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

When we visited it was a lovely day and the forest fires gave the view added interest due to the slight haze. It is stunning

Thank moreholidaysplease87
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