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Yosemite Valley

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointTenaya Peak (10,301 ft/3140 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesCalifornia
Area114 sq mi / 294 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent13 mi / 21 km North-South
17 mi / 27 km East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 45' N; 119° 34' W
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Map of Yosemite Valley
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Yosemite Valley.
Central Yosemite SierraLevel 5 (Parent)
         West Yosemite FoothillsLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Central Yosemite PlateauLevel 6 (Sibling)
         Yosemite ValleyLevel 6
         Cathedral RangeLevel 6 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Yosemite Valley

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Tenaya Peak10,3013140Yosemite Valley
2.Peak 1015110,1513094Yosemite Valley
3.Sunrise Mountain9960+3036+Yosemite Valley
4.Clouds Rest99263025Yosemite Valley
5.Peak 920692062806Yosemite Valley
6.Half Dome8840+2694+Yosemite Valley
7.Point 866486642641Yosemite Valley
8.Indian Rock85222598Yosemite Valley
9.Mount Watkins85002591Yosemite Valley
10.Olmsted Point84182566Yosemite Valley
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Yosemite Valley

Tenaya Peak
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At the summit of Tenaya Peak (2016-07-10). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Sunrise Mountain
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Atop the summit of Sunrise Mtn (9980') with Lake 9427 below and to the west (2014-09-02). Photo by Mat Kelliher.
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Clouds Rest
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View of Halfdome from Clouds Rest summit (2014-06-07). Photo by Patrick ONeill.
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Half Dome
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Half Dome from Glacier Point (2013-08-16). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Indian Rock
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Looking through the large arch toward Glacier Point and Yosemite Valley (2015-08-11). Photo by Scott Sharaga.
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Mount Watkins
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Mount Watkins above Tenaya Canyon and Mirror Lake (2013-07-09). Photo by Scott Sharaga.
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Sentinel Dome
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The trail leads around to the right, where there's a more gradual approach to the top (2013-07-10). Photo by Scott Sharaga.
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El Capitan

The world's premier "big wall" dominates the lower Yosemite Valley.
North Dome
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Descending toward North Dome. Sentinel Dome is visible on the right horizon and you can also see smoke from a nearby fire (2015-08-11). Photo by Scott Sharaga.
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Glacier Point
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The famous view from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park (2013-08-16). Photo by Peter Stone.
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