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Tunnel View

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Address: Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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Spectacular views of Yosemite Valley!!

Truly astonishing. Tunnel view is the gateway to Yosemite Valley. It offers breathtaking views of El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls. Don't forget to record the exit of... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly astonishing. Tunnel view is the gateway to Yosemite Valley. It offers breathtaking views of El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls. Don't forget to record the exit of the tunnel and to bring a tripod to optimize your day. One-of-a-kind place worldwide

Thank Goansa
Carmel, California
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is perhaps the most photographed site in Yosemite - and for good reason - it is fantastic. Early morning or late afternoon are dramatic - clouds add to the view. Don't miss it.

Thank phh26541
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

you can catch the best view of Yosemite from here. u can see almost view of park and also you can see Bridalveil fall. after climbing or riding. have a seat and enjoy your drink!!

Thank ysf33
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say, the view is fabulous. Came through in the evening and picture photo ops are spectacular!

Thank Jane S
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Too much hype, plenty of other NPS sites with great views and with out mega crowds and half dome size holes in the road, confusing detours, & important sites closed.

Thank crossbowhealth
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my favorite way to say "hello" and "goodbye" to all the splendor that is Yosemite. If you want pictures without people in them, the right side of the road (as you enter) has a lovely little trail to get some better introductory views. This stop is especially gorgeous with Bridalveil Falls flowing in full force. So beautiful.

Thank annelisetravel
Clay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the Yosemite Valley Floor Tour and this was a photo opp stop along the way. This is more beautiful than you can imagine. And, the tour allows for plenty of time to view the area, take pictures, etc.

Thank BAShannon1
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This classic view of Yosemite Valley after entering a tunnel is fantastic! Of course finding a parking place was the challenge on a pretty blue sky day with waterfalls galore. Yes, a must stop. Be patient and you will be rewarded

Thank Budrock9
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing compares to the amazing feeling as you come through the Wawona Tunnel out to the amazing Tunnel View Lookout. Being as it is such an amazing view it is always very crowded unless you are there early in the morning (when the light generally isn't very good) but for a bit more solitude you can hike up the trail... More 

Thank Caedence K
Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This may be in the running for the most beautiful place on the planet. Pictures, while great, do not do it justice. The fact that it was a beautiful day in the spring and the waterfalls were flowing made it even better. It is not possible to explain how great and amazing it is.

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