Hike to Artist Point in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite › Pohono Trailhead
Added by Sarah Giek
This short hike will take you away from the crowds at Tunnel View but will provide equally stunning views of Yosemite Valley.
Park at the Tunnel View parking lot. The Pohono Trail, which you fill follow for the first half mile, starts on the left side of Wawona Tunnel. You should notice a small path starting from the parking lot. The trail quickly ascends up a series of switchbacks before reaching a junction. If you continue straight and follow the Pohono Trail, you will eventually (after 12 miles) reach Glacier Point. Instead, turn left on to the old stagecoach road and begin a gradual descent. After another half mile you will come to a clearing with an open view of the valley below. A large boulder is conveniently located for you to sit and enjoy the view.
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Worth the Walk
Taking a bit of time to hike up to Artist Point is worth every second. Separating yourself from the tour buses and crowds to take in one of the most inspiring views around is definitely the way to go.
A Tunnel with a View!
Artist Point will allow you to enjoy Tunnel View without the traffic. You get to hike upon an old stagecoach road and upon reaching Artist Point, you get to enjoy the view while the tour buses collect far below you!
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