Yosemite Point

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Yosemite Point is a 7.6 mile out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

7.6 miles 3982 feet Out & Back



nature trips




no dogs

A great viewpoint to provide fantatisc views of Yosemite Valley land features, including Half Dome and Lost Arrow Spire. Yosemite Point (6,939 ft.), a mountain cliff, stands right to Yosemite Fall and provides great and unobstructed views on the Yosemite Valley area. To get there, you need to hike the Upper Yosemite Fall Trail to the top of the valley, cross Yosemite Creek, then follow the North Dome trail to the junction for it. The trail head to the Upper Yosemite Fall trail is located at somewhere near the Camp 4 campground. Please allow 6-8 hours for this strenuous hike.

4 months ago

I did this hike July of 2015 and loved it! It's a pretty tough but very accomplished once you get to the top.

7 months ago

You'll never feel more accomplished with a clearer mind than after you've ascended this granite staircase. I never wanted to come down.

3 years ago

Great view on the valley floor.