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Tunnel View

Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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San Jose
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

You simply cannot go to Yosemite without seeing this view. It is the most amazing view and gives you context for the entire valley. You can imagine John Muir walking through the creek and getting up on this side of the ridge and viewing for the first time.... You can imagine what he saw that day...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Tunnel and Tunnel View parking lot are located on Wawona Road (Hwy 41) about a mile west of Bridalviel Falls and Yosemite Valley. You will go through the tunnel if you entered the Park from the South entrance and go all the way to the Valley floor. After going through the small tunnel you are rewarded with an awesome,... More

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Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Had to share the Yosemite experience with the grand kids. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay for three days. But two of the teenagers were able to hike to the top of Yosemite Falls to gain the view as well as creating a lifelong memory. Hope they'll be able to hike Half Dome as well some day,

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Whittier, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

One of the most iconic views of Yosemite Valley. Not to be missed. Plan on between 15 and 30 minutes. It has a medium sized parking area. There was no problem parking in mid March mid week. I imagine it will be crowded on a weekend in the summer.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Large parking area adjacent to tunnel gives the most spectacular views of Yosemite, incl. waterfalls.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is definitely a must-see if you visit Yosemite. The view is breath-taking. We went during the daytime but I think this would also be a beautiful spot during sunset. Whether you are leaving Yosemite thru Mariposa Grove or coming to Yosemite from Mariposa gate, you would pass by this area on Hwy 41. There is ample parking for everyone.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a wonderful place to take photos at sunset. It is a view of the valley with El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Falls

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A scenic viewing area but a must to stop at. You get a wonderful, breathtaking view of Yosemite Valley and it's a great way to start or end your visit to the park!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This was one of our favorite views of Yosemite. Drive through the tunnel, and wow---this is what you see when you come out the other side. Absolutely stunning! A must do!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After spending a few days in Yosemite National park and doing many hikes, we decided to leave the park along the highway that would take us past tunnel view. There is a place to park your car and you can look at all the areas of the park you had been throughout they stay. An absolutely stunning view and a... More

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