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Address: Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Phone Number: 209 372 1000
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Great view

Parking lot by the tunnel provides a great view of the park. Only a few minute photo stop, but you should not miss it. Crowded with many tour buses, but quick turnover in parking... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Parking lot by the tunnel provides a great view of the park. Only a few minute photo stop, but you should not miss it. Crowded with many tour buses, but quick turnover in parking spots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the hike up to Inspiration Point - a great view but a relentless hike up, up & up! What else can be said - great views!

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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tunnel view is a must see stop on your travel to Yosemite. If you arrive from Wawona (or Yosemite West Condo's) you will automatically pass Tunnel view (which is just after the road tunnel, watch out 25 mile speed enforced in the tunnel). When arriving from the Valley loop, take the CA41 to Wawona. (tip at the beginning of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped at Tunnel View on our way to Glacier Point and in my opinion this is a far more stunning site. The valley is framed by Half Dome and El Capitan which is simply beautiful. Situated just before or exiting the tunnel so take care. There is parking but can be busy.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need a car for this view as is it to the south side of the western park entrance. Drive up the Wowona tunnel road for about 1.2 miles and then park in the off road car park. The view back towards El Capitan and and Bridal Falls with Half Dome in the far background

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are driving into the valley from Wawona Rd, you will definitely drive by this. You should DEFINITELY stop and take a look. The view is one you see in many historical photos. Great view of the valley. Gives you great perspective of the formation of the valley.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must visit Tunnel View. It is an amazing sight. Plenty of opportunities to take photos although can be pretty busy. Do not avoid it purely due to the crowds though. It is spectacular and not to be missed.

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Thank DC1989
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick drive from the Valley floor. There will be crowds and buses of people. Best view ever though. Parking is easier on the left when approaching from the valley.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone who enters the park makes this stop. A view of the valley that highlights all the major attractions . Take your time here as it is crowded and popular. Words like breathtaking , wow, and no words may be used. Road gets busy but you can say that just about anywhere in the park as it is prime season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to drink in the splendour of Yosemite, If you can get a car park. Very popular during the main part of the day and busses don't make things any better. Recommend to try during off peak times and you may even get better photos with softer light conditions.

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