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Olmsted Point Nature Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Length 0.4 mi Elevation gain 55 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Yosemite National Park is open to those with reservations begining on Thursday, June 11. See the park website for more info: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/covid19.htm

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Photos (143)
Recordings (57)
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Michael Jones
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Hiking

Absolutely stunning views. Not very crowded at all right now, possibly due to the reservation system.

B Sommer
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Hiking

Incredible views if you don't have a lot of time for a long hike or just driving through Highway 120.

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Dante Myers
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Hiking

Not really a trail you can really see most of the great views from the parking lot. We walked around after Mount Hoffman to give our legs a cool down. Cool boulders

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Valerie Dynda
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Hiking

Beautiful view of Clouds Rest and surrounding landscape!!

Amelia Shull
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HikingNo shade

Incredible view for such a short distance.

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Katy Husby
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HikingGreat!

Very easy "trail" that provides spectacular views of Half Dome and Cloud's Rest. It is incredible! It is a stop on Tioga Road, and definitely worth the handful of minutes it takes to do this.

Rachael Kirkaldie
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HikingRockyScramble

Hiked down and up the boulders. Excellent view towards the valley and half dome- when looking straight out, from the top. If you walk on the boulder to the left- you will see the view of Tenaya Lake. Both views were spectacular. My boys are 5 and 6- and we kept them close to our side- be careful the entire time with younger kids.

Corey F
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Hiking

Short but sweet. Amazing view of Tenaya Canyon, Clouds Rest and Half Dome!

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Tyler Chuck
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Hiking

A quick stop to a beautiful overlook on Tioga Road. Definitely worth a visit if you’ve got 10 minutes and are driving by!

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Ailona Lukiyanova
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Awesome little spot. Easy to get too and stunning views! Sat there for ours taking nature in and feeling content and peaceful

Ricky Marksberry
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Hiking

Excellent views for the price. The short hike offers better views of half dome than some of the more strenuous hikes.

Tim Barnes
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WalkingNo shade

Unbelievable views of the valley and half dome without the work. 200 years or so and you’re at the lookout. You can see from the parking lot, but it’s insanely crowded.

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Patrick Bills
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Hiking

Short and easy, be sure to go down the stairs and out to the rocks

Darel Evenson
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Hiking

easy and beautiful

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Deb Powell
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Hiking

Short, smooth rocky trail to fantastic view point! Get beyond where most people just pull off and take the trail.

Peter Cruz V
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Hiking

Very easy hike with amazing views of Yosemite Valley. The hike itself took about 10 mins., but I stayed much longer to take in the beautiful views.

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Heather Arata
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Hiking

very easy walk. we did it Sept 1 carrying a three month old baby.

Svetlana Racklin
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HikingNo shadeRocky

You can not resist to clime this granite “domlett”. Super white and smooth with a great reward at the end! The view of Half dome is amazing. There are also two magnificent lakes that add to the view. Very easy hike and tons of photo opportunities.

Abraham M.
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Shayan Saeed
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Walking

It's a cool viewpoint.

Kim B
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Hiking

Visited 2016

Alexis Feller
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Beautiful but busy

madame33licious .
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Walking

Nice little nature trail some steep portions but really nice view points. Great for pictures and a nice view of Tenaya Lake.

Evelyn DelPilar
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Hiking

Nice view everywhere

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

Great views of the area and fun to see Half Dome from a different perspective.

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