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Waddler
York, UK10,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
ITs a lovely views so well worth a stop - its on the way out so its a quick photo spot and the parking was fine as folks park, take a look then move on.

With the Bridal Falls trail being closed, this is a nice way to get a view across to the falls.
Written 6 September 2023
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA1,974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Valley View is an outstanding spot with magnificent and expansive views of Yosemite Valley and which is easily accessed from the road. It is right in the valley floor at the western end of the valley, and at the western end of the one-way loop of the road which goes through the valley. This means that when driving you must approach from the east, the valley itself. If you miss it, there is a turn off back to the valley to the left.

There is a small parking area with toilets.

It is on the bank of the Merced River, which flows through the valley. When we were there, in late morning, it was not crowded and there was plenty of parking.
Written 20 May 2023
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Dodgerman
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Another must stop and take pictures pullout. Iconic photographs have been taken here over the years.
Written 7 November 2022
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PacificNWFamily
Washington State1,02,056 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This time when we stopped at Valley View, there was an open air Valley Floor Tour vehicle stopped for all the participants to take in the views. It was crowded, but we could still get great views of the river and of Bridalveil Fall across the valley.
Written 17 June 2022
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
For me this is one of the best stops on the Valley floor. If you could only see Half Dome, Valley View would surpass Tunnel View. Instead this stop is often overlooked but it will offer great pictures of the valley, especially El Capitan and Bridal Veil Falls. The juxtaposition across the river gives you a great unimpeded view that is perfect for pictures. If landscape pictures are your thing, make sure you stop here. Tunnel View is amazing but don't let it make you think you should miss this. This is a magical place that is often overlooked.
Written 26 April 2022
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John P
California471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A small parking lot Located at the left side of the one-way Northside Drive, it is a good stop when you exit Yosemite Valley. Here you can see El Capitan on the left, Cathedral Rocks and Bridal veil fall on the right, and Merced river right before you.
Written 27 January 2022
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Edward V
Brentwood, CA484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This is my most favorite place to take photos in Yosemite, morning, or afternoon. 2 little pull outs, room to walk along the shore to find a quiet spot or to take photos. Deep reflection is almost automatic. Just an amazing sot in one of the most amazing places in the world.
Written 12 November 2021
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Kathrine
Pennsylvania579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This park is just so beautiful.. Loved all the towering rocks above us. Such great photo ops! This is similar to Tunnel View.
Written 28 October 2021
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,256 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
I'm sure it's beautiful when you're not having to deal with the endless smoke from the Creek Fire. Disappointed that the park did not close due to poor air quality conditions. Ultimately it was a wasted trip.
Written 20 September 2020
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ELKW
United States11,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
actually what you can see here is similar to the "tunnel view", EL capitan on the left and Bridalveil fall on the right, but here you can see water in front of the view, so I think here is more beautiful compared to the "tunnel" view because of the presence of the water. we cam there in the later afternoon, but still has sun shine on the rocks, but if come earlier, e.g. in the mid-afternoon, may be better, so that there will be more sunshine, the sun can shine on the your face when taking the pictures on the shore. Too late in the afternoon, no more sun shines on the face of the person.
Written 15 May 2020
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