Tunnel View

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WanderingWithUsTwo
Phoenix, AZ690 contributions
Aug 2019
The first time around we came into the park from the north and only came across tunnel view by mistake. We had no idea that this particular viewpoint existed we had only known of the many pictures taken from here. Because this location is so popular it can be very hard to find any parking here during the busy times of day. There are roughly 50 spots available for regular vehicles with a few larger spaces for RVs and larger tour buses. We were here at a few different times and found that it was much busier closer to sunset which is expected. Because of this we came up about an hour early to enjoy the view without focusing solely on taking pictures. There aren’t any bathrooms up there either, so it is good to go prior to going up and expect the crowds. This monument that we photographed was added in the last decade and shows the entire valley in a small scale along with the different hiking trails marked as dotted lines on the statue. From this viewpoint as you continue north you will encounter the trailhead for Glacier Point and Bridalveil Falls as you begin to descend into the park. On your way out of the park from this viewpoint you will come across the road that will take you up towards Glacier Point to avoid the strenuous hike. Next time around we will be stopping at Glacier Point to see the perspective of the valley from up above!
- @wanderingwithustwo
Written June 16, 2020
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Georgianna C
Makati, Philippines100 contributions
Nov 2019
Arrived just as the sun was setting and the view was definitely breathtaking and memorable. I've seen this image so many times on various media but it's nothing quite like seeing it in person.

When I arrived, it was a weekday and during sunset so there wasn't a hoard of people but I still had to actively look for a spot to be able to take a clear photo. There was also a line of photographers by the ledge with the best view who already set-up their tripods and cameras so be ready for that.

Some recommend arriving for sunrise since for sure there won't be anyone there at that time. I personally have not tried it but I definitely will next time!
Written February 27, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL15,204 contributions
Mar 2022
There is a reason National Geographic chose this site for its cover picture on National Parks, it is the most amazing view in the NPS. The way El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls are perfectly framed here makes this an amazing, MUST SEE sight. I have been fortunate enough to see it twice and both times it confirms the existence of the Almighty. It is perfect for pictures with people and all by itself. It is a place you simply MUST VISIT if you come to the park. It is truly amazing and incredible, beyond an ability for words to capture. However, to show you what the NPS thinks about the view, Tunnel View is the scene for the best NPS sign I have seen.
Written April 30, 2022
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orestcrete
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece112 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
This is the MOST iconic view point of Yosemite Valley and you shouldn’t miss this spot while visiting the Park. Visit the area either early morning or during sunset hours and the view is going to reward you. Don’t be in rush, take some photos and appreciate the view!
Written February 3, 2022
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ssb
Cape May, NJ44 contributions
May 2021
I don't think I'll ever be able to forget how spectacular this natural wonder is. Not to be missed. It is almost as though one can't tear one's eyes away. I've never seen any photo, even Ansel Adams' (which is magnificent) that have done his justice.
Written May 21, 2021
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wgm51
Albuquerque, NM113 contributions
Jun 2021
If you want a great view of the Yosemite Valley but don't have the time or desire to drive all the way to Glacier Point, then at least take the time to drive here. It can be crowded but the parking lot is pretty large and most people don't spend a lot of time here, so parking spots are usually available. We went just before sunset and the golden late afternoon light shining on El Capitan was spectacular.
Written July 6, 2021
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania398 contributions
Oct 2021
We wanted to see the view coming out of the tunnel - so drove through and turned around. Just magnificent. There are parking lots on both sides of the road so please do stop and get out and admire the beauty. It's well worth it.
Written October 28, 2021
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Marcus1-8th
Manteca, CA22 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Absolutely the best way to enter the park. If you have to come to Yosemite from 120 or 140 then go to the tunnel before seeing the park. And you may want to visit it again before you leave. It will be a different experience each time.
Written July 3, 2021
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
Feb 2020
Even for just 15 minutes, stop here. Enjoy the view and take a lot of pictures. It is so beautiful to just view the cascading mountain slopes. And it was so busy, parking lot is almost always full. We took pictures and left.
Written March 7, 2020
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MCHE88
Houston, TX57 contributions
Jul 2021
This is definitely a must stop/do place. It has the most amazing views. The pictures definitely don't do it justice. It can get crowded at times but we past it many times going in/out of Yosemite so it gave us many chances to get great photos.
Written July 19, 2021
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