Stargaze at Olmsted Point

Yosemite Olmsted Point Overlook

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

Easy Parking
Scenic

Amazing Star. Gazing. 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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Although you have to drive a bit to get there it's worth it. Really nice spot and the night sky it just takes your breath away. Best time to go there is after 12-1 am, before that there's still some traffic and the lights will mess with your photos.

6 months ago
6 months ago

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

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

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

over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago

Eric BennettExplorer

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

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