Trail Run Project Logo

gem icon Snow Creek Viewpoint [Suggest Edits]

2 votes

Description

Taking one of the many trails that leads down to the Snow Creek footbridge, a great viewpoint lies just off the trail. Once you reach the Snow Creek footbridge, walk about 250 feet down the trail toward Yosemite Valley, and then go off the trail toward Half Dome, which you can see through the trees. As you move out toward the point, the trees thin and you get great, unobstructed views of Mount Watkins, Clouds Rest, Quarter Domes, and Half Dome, along with other features. Stay back from the edge, loose granite bits make this slope treacherous.

Half-Day Run: From Yosemite Valley, get to the Mirror Lake Trailhead and take the Mirror Lake Trail to the extremely steep Snow Creek Falls Trail. Or, if you're starting from the Tuolumne Meadows area, take one of the other trails that lead to the Snow Creek footbridge from Tioga Road (like Snow Creek Canyon Trail or Tenaya Lake Trail or Snow Creek - Porcupine Creek Trail).

Gem Type: Viewpoint

Shared by:
David Hitchcock

0 Comments

You & This Gem


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Oct 17, 2017
Jaap Boelens
Included a bear sighting, overall steady climb with stunning views.

Nearby Trails

14.5 mi 23.4 km
Half Dome
Yosemite Valley, CA
14.5 mi 23.4 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
54 days ago
145 
Yosemite Valley, CA
6.2 mi 10.0 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud
6 days ago
177 
Yosemite Valley, CA
3.0 mi 4.9 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
49 days ago
90 
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
17 days ago
77 
4.2 mi 6.8 km
Four Mile Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
17 days ago
62 
1.6 mi 2.6 km
Mist Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
54 days ago
47 
Yosemite Valley, CA
12.4 mi 20.0 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud, Icy
7 days ago
34 
2.1 mi 3.4 km
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
17 days ago
40 
4.7 mi 7.6 km
Mirror Lake Loop
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
54 days ago
45 
Yosemite Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
Dry
95 days ago
36 
Shared by David Hitchcock on Jan 23, 2016. All Page Views: 597. Last Month: 31.