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Tunnel View

Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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San Diego, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
125 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A must stop for those entering the park from Wawona. A great view of the park that is pretty much just a sample of all the amazing sights you can enjoy in Yosemite. A particularly nice view of Bridalveil Falls from here as you can often see it blowing in the wind. The parking lot is on kind of a... More

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Houston, Texas
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117 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Yes you can see everything from multiple places in the park but tunnel view allows you to get a shot of it all. I love photography so I took this chance to get some lovely shots.

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Cincinnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

So much more picturesque than you can imagine. It's crowded so watch the traffic (and small children) but worth it - a great quick stop on the way from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point or Wawona.

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Georgia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

So, you are driving up the Wawona Road, heading towards Yosemite Village when you see a tunnel entrance ahead. Little do you know that at the end of the tunnel is your first view of what I call the big three, Bridalvale Falls, El Capitan, and Half Dome. Lot's of "oohs" and "ahs" come out of your mouth as soon... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you're going to Yosemite, definitely take a trip or just stop at Tunnel View for some great photo ops. We arrived at Yosemite during the day after a long drive from San Diego, this was definitely an exciting moment after being in the car for so long. You literally drive through a tunnel and come out the other end... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to stop and take a few pics. I would definitely recommend going in the the evening when the sun is behind your for the best lighting through the valley.

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Tunnel View offers a great spot for taking photos of the Yosemite Valley and its breathtaking geologic wonderments. It doesn't take very long to pull off the road and snap a few quick photos of the area. It can get really busy at times and it can be difficult to get a photo of just you and your immediate travelers,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous view! First time there this month & it was worth trip. I think the tram tour heads up there & that would be a great way to get there.

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We got a little confused and didn't enter the valley floor this way this time so that was a little disappointing as this view is mind blowing. But no big deal, we were able to quickly drive to it. Go to Yosemite the shortest way for you, this view is quickly reached from the valley floor.

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El Sobrante, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Best viewed from mid-day to evening = afternoon sun highlighting the rocks and falls, sunset glows on everything. Morning sun comes right at you and dulls the view. The Parking lots and viewing areas are often crowded mid-day. Walk up to "artists view" for even better viewing angle and less people.

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