Olmsted Point

Yosemite Village, California 93529

Olmsted Point

Olmsted Point Professional Review and Guide

"This short walk takes you beyond the many people enjoying the parking lot view to an even more spectacular overlook of Tenaya Canyon, Clouds Rest, and Half Dome. You can stare at the expansive granite slabs while sitting on a slab yourself."

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"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

Yosemite Village
Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Spring to Fall

Activity Feed

Oct 2018