Tenaya Lake Viewpoint
Tenaya Lake, Tioga Rd, Yosemite National Park
Easily Accessible, Beautiful Lake.
Amazing Lake Right Off the Road.
One of the most beautiful and easily accessible alpine lakes in all of the Sierras, if you ask us! The lake is situated along Tioga Road, and thus you can enjoy this beauty right from your car. There are a few pull-offs and parking lots surrounding the lake. It’s a great place to stop for a picnic or even layout on the beach on the east end of the lake. If you can time it right and winds are low, seeing the reflection of the surrounding granite peaks on the water is spiritual.
We would only recommend doing the flat 2.5-mile hike around the lake if you have multiple days in the park and plenty of time on your hands as the view doesn't change much. If you're looking for a short hike to a lake, we recommend Dog Lake or Elizabeth Lake, which is a little bit of a challenge.