CA-120 is one of the few transportation routes that cross the Sierra Nevada in the summer. It takes I-80 north of Lake Tahoe to the north and CA-58 in Southern California to cross the mountains. On the west side of the park, CA-120 walks around the mountains, turning the peaks, and there is a fork in the road to Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir; on the east side of the park, CA-120 crosses a section of the plank road in Lee's Canyon, which is very steep and can be called a project. pioneering.
This viewing platform has a very good view, you can see the Half Dome, Nevada Falls, Mirror Lake and other attractions. Parking spaces on the mountain are relatively limited. It is recommended to take the shuttle bus up the mountain. The road uphill is not easy to open, and the slope is relatively large. The mountain facilities are complete, but there is nothing to eat, only snacks and hot dogs.
There is a large parking lot next to the Olmsted Point viewing point. The huge rock at the viewing point is covered with deep tortoise shell-like cracks, and there is a small hiking path to the bottom of the valley. And here you can see the half dome in the distance. .
The viewing point here was designed and laid out by the Olmsted family. Several huge rocks dotted on the glacier's smooth, mirror-like slope are very spectacular; there are hiking trails through the forest under the mountain.
It is also on the side of Highway 120 (Tioga Highway), close to Lake Teneya, and the scenery itself is very distinctive. At the same time, it is the only place outside the Yosemite Valley where you can overlook Banqiu Rock. . .
Olmsted Point is also a viewing point on Tioga Road. The huge rock with turtle shell pattern is its symbol. You can clearly see the famous Half Dome from another angle, you can enjoy the distant view from the parking lot, or you can walk a few hundred meters along the trail to the Scenic Overlook, and the perspective will be more open.