Photograph Yosemite's Tunnel View

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Added by Andy Best

Tunnel view is a quick drive from the valley. There is parking on both sides of the road, so get be sure to have your camera ready to go.

Tunnel View sets you up for an iconic view of some of the major highlights of the Yosemite valley including Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome in the distance. To access the viewpoint, from Northside Dr., turn right onto Wawona Rd. You'll continue on Wawona Rd. up until you see you parking areas on both sides of the road and a tunnel right in front of you. Depending on availability, choose either side of the parking area. You can also circle back around and park just prior to either parking lot on the side of the road.

This area can get pretty crowded during the summer months, so get there early so you have time to set up and pick your spot.

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about 4 years ago

Iconic view

This spot is great for that cliche photo that everyone must have, but for good reason, the view is magnificent and if you are seeing it at golden hour its even more stunning. The only real issue is that because of its easy accessibility there are always a lot of people, but if you wait until after sunset then you will only have photographers trying to photograph the night sky, assuming you are trying to do the same.

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about 4 years ago

Never gets old.

No matter how many times I drive through the tunnel, this view always leaves me in awe. Rain, shine, or snow, Tunnel View is always a must see for every trip to the Valley.

Stunning

We just sat out here for an hour soaking it in

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