Tunnel View

Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park: Address, Phone Number, Tunnel View Reviews: 5/5

Write a review
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Top ways to experience Tunnel View
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
5.0
3,060 reviews
Excellent
2,557
Very good
445
Average
52
Poor
5
Terrible
1

Stephen W
England, UK53 contributions
Friends
My wife and I stayed in Yosemite for two nights and visited Tunnel View twice. We were shocked by the views and it is one of the most stunning things that we have seen it our lives. The viewpoint was not too busy so we were able to take a lot of photos.
Written 15 August 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,333 contributions
As soon as you exit from the tunnel (if you are coming via Route 41), you will arrive at Vista Point. Turn in there, park your car, walk a few steps, and be blessed with a flabbergasting view of the three iconic sites of Yosemite Valley – El Capitan, Bridal veil Falls and Half Dome.

The stunning vista of granite and the deep valley below with all the trees just gives you a sense of the immense size of the park. There is a small wall where you can sit and take some great photos.

The place is a little crowded, but people are in and out of the small parking lot fairly quickly after getting a quick photo.

Worth a short stop just to take in that beauty. On your return home, if you are able to catch the sunset rays, you will see the granite glow red, and look as if it is on fire. That is Amazing!
Written 18 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PacificNWFamily
Washington State95,898 contributions
This famous viewpoint has folks coming and going all the time. We took in the view from the parking area on the south side of the road where there are fewer people. Then we headed up the trail from the parking lot.
Written 17 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Brian R
Northridge, CA906 contributions
No matter how many times I have been here, it is totally amazing! The view is never the same! Take your time and stop!
Written 7 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bill L
Davenport, IA18 contributions
Probably one of the most beautiful scenic views on earth. I actually started to tear up a little because it was just so amazing. Magical! Not to be missed!
Written 4 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BT3rd
Datchet, UK5,815 contributions
Couples
We drove from Mariposa Grove through the tunnel and immediately to the left as we exited was the car park. The views is stunning.
Written 2 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Grey
3 contributions
Usually not one for tourist/scenic over looks, but this one blew my socks off. Def try to be hear at sunset if you can
Written 29 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jaskel08
75 contributions
What can I say, it will literally leave you speechless. When driving into Yosemite from the 41, there is a long tunnel. Immediately just past this tunnel is turnout which gives travels their first view of Yosemite Valley. This turnout is what I call the “Grand Entrance”. Within five seconds, one instantly understands/visualizes why this is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Pictures do not do it justice. The only negative is the limited parking in the turnouts.

Please note, this view is only accessible from highway 41. For this reason alone, it's worth it to enter the park via highway 41 as opposed to highway 140.
Written 29 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wade G
Bainbridge Island, WA5 contributions
This is the picture that everyone takes. You can see most of the valley from there. If you are going to Yosemite don't skip this.
Written 17 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,286 contributions
There is a reason National Geographic chose this site for its cover picture on National Parks, it is the most amazing view in the NPS. The way El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridal Veil Falls are perfectly framed here makes this an amazing, MUST SEE sight. I have been fortunate enough to see it twice and both times it confirms the existence of the Almighty. It is perfect for pictures with people and all by itself. It is a place you simply MUST VISIT if you come to the park. It is truly amazing and incredible, beyond an ability for words to capture. However, to show you what the NPS thinks about the view, Tunnel View is the scene for the best NPS sign I have seen.
Written 30 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 2,408
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Tunnel View

We recommend booking Tunnel View tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 27 Tunnel View tours on Tripadvisor