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.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Comfortable Shoes
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

500 Feet



Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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about 1 month ago

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.

about 1 month ago

3 months ago

A quiet spot

Definitely a nice break away from the crowds. Luckily we had this spot to ourselves. View is just astonishing!

3 months ago

3 months ago

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!

3 months ago

8 months ago

Breath Taking

The view that you are given as you emerge from the mile long tunnel will simply take your breath away. It is this view that has me coming back time after time. Put it on your bucket list.

8 months ago

Added by Sarah Giek

Teacher by day. Explorer by weekend.

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