Olmsted Point

Lee Vining, California 93541

Olmsted Point

Olmsted Point Professional Review and Guide

"Olmsted Point is on a polished granite dome with scattered Jeffrey pines, lodgepole pines and glacial erratics. The randomly strewn boulders were left behind after the glaciers retreated more than 10,000 years ago. This short hike begins from a scenic overlook with interpretive panels describing the geologic and scenic features. The trail leads to an 8,400-foot glaciated knoll with breathtaking views. The scenic vistas extend down Tenaya Canyon to the 9,926-foot Clouds Rest, a rounded back view of Half Dome, Mount Watkins, Polly Dome, Tenaya Lake, the domes and peaks of the Tuolumne Meadows region, and the Sierra Crest on the eastern boundary of Yosemite."

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Trail Information

Lee Vining
Nearby City
0.5
Distance
80 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
20 minutes
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tenaya Lake
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018