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Tunnel View

Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Sunnyvale, CA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
514 helpful votes 514 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

1. Tunnel view refers to the view of Yosemite Valley from highway 41 on the road from Wawona, when exiting the east end of the Wawona tunnel. 2. We have previously approached the tunnel view from the valley, on our way to Glacier Point. At 8:15 am on a Friday morning, the tunnel view area was empty. Not a very... More

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Like a most of Yosemite, I was not entirely blown away by Tunnel view. This scenic point provides some beautiful sights and is worth your 10 minutes and a few snaps. Nowhere close of some of the grandeurs of Yellowstone.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

sublime-awe inspiring view. no more than three miles form Curry village.plenty of parking. Grand view of Half Dome in distance, El capitan and Bridal and Yosemite Falls in a wide panormaic view.

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Denver, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

While driving through the tunnel the anticipation grows as you await the view on the other side, when you exit the tunnel the view will take your breath away. A beautiful view of the Yosemite valley, Bridal Veil Falls, El Capatain and Half Dome. A true national treasure.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous view of the valley - El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls. There's always parking on the opposite side of the street, at least when we were visiting. Look out for people darting across the road…no one seemed to be paying attention! A beautiful place to stop for pictures, and the ones at sunset were best.

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San Jose
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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141 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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