El Capitan
7,569 feet (2,307 meters)
Half Dome
8,836 feet (2,693 meters)
Sentinel Dome
8,122 feet (2,476 meters)
Sentinel Rock
7,038 feet 2,145 meters)
Clouds Rest
9,926 feet (3,025 meters)
Cathedral Rocks
Bridalveil Fall
620 feet (188 meters)
The tree that's been photoshopped out of more pictures than any other in the world.
El Capitan Half Dome Clouds Rest Sentinel Dome Sentinel Rock Cathedral Rocks Bridalveil Falls tree Yosemite Valley from the Tunnel Overlook

The Tunnel View

Yosemite's famed tunnel view, from which you can see (left to right): El Capitan, Clouds Rest, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Sentinel Dome, Cathedral Rocks, and Bridalveil Fall. Oh, and Yosemite Valley itself. From this vantage point, the valley appears to be a solid mass of trees, but there are actually meadows running much of the valley's length, and the Merced River is down there somewhere too.

Stopping at the tunnel view is an essential part of any Yosemite trip, especially your first one. If you don't get your picture taken here, most of your friends will refuse to believe you've actually been to Yosemite.