Olmsted Point is a view point area off of the Tioga Road located in Yosemite National Park, which offers a view into Tenaya Canyon and looking South-West into valley. Half Dome is one of the most prominent peaks visible from here. Hiking down the short path of the slope of granite to a lookout, provide a good location to take some good panoramic pictures and trail. Moreover it is a place of uncommon beauty, power and peace. It is a beautifully crafted, accessible and safe viewing area that emphasizes the natural beauty of Yosemite.
Distance: 0.25 miles (0.4 km) round trip
Elevation at trailhead: 8,300 feet (2,500 meters)
Hiking Time: 15 – 30 minutes
If you are a nature lover, and want to hike a short trail, come to the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites. You can book directly on the hotel’s website for the lowest possible rate: http://www.yosemitesouthgate.com