Olmsted Point

Coordinates: 37°48.64′N 119°29.11′W / 37.81067°N 119.48517°W / 37.81067; -119.48517
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Olmsted Point is a viewing area off Tioga Pass Road in Yosemite National Park which offers a view south into Tenaya Canyon, giving, in particular, a view of the northern side of Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and a view of Tenaya Lake to the east.[1] The granite slopes immediately south and southwest of the parking lot feature numerous glacial erratics scattered about, as well as a short 0.125 mi (0.2 km) trail leading south - through a small grove of trees - to the top of a small granite dome where the view of Clouds Rest and Half Dome is clearest.[2][3]

The site is named after landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.[4]


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  1. ^ "Olmsted Point". Russ Cary. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Olmsted Point". Discover Yosemite National Park. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  3. ^ "Olmsted Point Trail Map". www.yosemitehikes.com. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  4. ^ "Hundreds Celebrate Completion of Facelift to Yosemite's Dramatic Olmsted Point Overlook". "National Park Service". Retrieved 16 October 2014.
37°48.64′N 119°29.11′W / 37.81067°N 119.48517°W / 37.81067; -119.48517