Stargaze at Olmsted Point

Yosemite Olmsted Point Overlook

Added by Eric Bennett

  • Amazing StarGazing
  • Awesome View of Sunrise
  • Right next to Road/Parking Area

Just off the side of the highway, look for the pullout for Olmsted Point on your Map. There is a parking area with about 25 parking spots and the lookout point with the tree is right next to there. Come in the summertime and during a new moon to get the best views of the Milky Way. Never crowded, more low key spot spot for viewing and photography than Glacier Point.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Headlamp
  • Flashlight
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Activities:

Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Features:

Easy Parking
Scenic

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5 months ago

Lovely

Great place to star gaze the stars come up completely at around 10pm. Excellent place for photography.

5 months ago

over 1 year ago

Stunning views of the valley and as Eric mentioned, much smaller crowd than other scenic points in Yosemite.

over 1 year ago

Added by Eric Bennett

Instagram: @bennettfilm Videographer, Photographer from San Diego, CA currently living in Provo, UT

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