Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

Take a walk on the shores of Tenaya Lake, or hike up the surrounding mountains. Breathe in fresh air coming down from the rocky hills, have a picnic next to the lake, or go for a swim in the crystal clear water. Note, however, that the water here can be cold, even during the warm months of June and July. Wear comfortable shoes if hiking, and don't forget to bring snacks as well as drinkable water. Using our world travel planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Tenaya Lake can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Saw the beautiful lake. We pulled over and had a picnic lunch on the shore (sitting on a log). Did I mention that it was beautiful? Definitely worth the stop.  more »
  • Pull over as you drive by this beautiful lake alongside Tioga Road and enjoy the scenery. Clear waters fed by glaciers are a real treat.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to see on Tioga road.
  • Nice little beach and you can do a hike almost around the complete lake..

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