Yosemite National Park is home to an abundance of beautiful places and hiking spots. If you find yourself in the middle of this expansive natural wonder, then follow our guide to making the most of your nature experience – from waterfalls and meadows to rock formations and pristine lakes.
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Tuolumne Meadows is one of the most picturesque areas in Yosemite, with 2mi (3km) of blooming fields, the winding Tuolumne River and a backdrop of rising peaks. You can catch unique views of Cathedral Peak, Pothole Dome and Lembert Dome alongside the Tuolumne River Bridge and Tuolumne pools. Be sure to head here in the spring when the grasses are green and full.
Tunnel View has been the most photographed, drawn and painted scene in Yosemite since opening in 1933. It provides an unrivalled view of the Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan on the left, Half Dome in the center and Bridalveil Fall on the right. It’s the first view drivers get upon entering Yosemite Valley, making for a striking first impression.