Hiking Project Logo

gem icon Snow Creek Viewpoint [Suggest Edits]

2 votes
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

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 Hike: 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

Check In

Check-Ins

Jul 11, 2018
David Freeburg
Jun 6, 2018
Brendan Coyne
Jun 5, 2018
Brendan Coyne
Dec 20, 2017
Jeff Hodge
Awesome, painful hike. 2,700 ft climb over 1.7 miles. I hurt for 4 days.
Nov 19, 2016
Liliya Fley
Sep 13, 2016
Allison Stephens
We hiked to mirror lake but it was empty. From there we took the snow creek trail UP. So steep and lots of switchbacks. Visibility was poor.

Nearby Trails

14.5 mi 23.4 km Half Dome
Yosemite Valley, CA
14.5 mi 23.4 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Mostly Dry - A few areas with running water on trail, but nothing too daunting. Still some snow on the sub-dome, which made footing a bit sketchy in areas. Cables are still down, so be prepared. Fantastic hike!
23 days ago
167 
6.2 mi 10.0 km Vernal and Nevada Falls Loop
Yosemite Valley, CA
6.2 mi 10.0 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Mostly Dry - A few areas with running water on trail, but nothing too daunting. Still some snow on the sub-dome, which made footing a bit sketchy in areas. Cables are still down, so be prepared. Fantastic hike!
23 days ago
202 
3.0 mi 4.9 km Upper Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Valley, CA
3.0 mi 4.9 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Some Mud
25 days ago
102 
1.0 mi 1.6 km Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Unknown
Update
92 
4.2 mi 6.8 km Four Mile Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.2 mi 6.8 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
A little snow on about half the width of the trail near the top. But nothing serious.
9 days ago
73 
1.6 mi 2.6 km Mist Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
Snowy, Mostly Dry - A few areas with running water on trail, but nothing too daunting. Still some snow on the sub-dome, which made footing a bit sketchy in areas. Cables are still down, so be prepared. Fantastic hike!
23 days ago
52 
12.4 mi 20.0 km Clouds Rest Viewpoint Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
12.4 mi 20.0 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Unknown
Update
41 
2.1 mi 3.4 km Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Valley, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Unknown
Update
45 
4.7 mi 7.6 km Mirror Lake Loop
Yosemite Valley, CA
4.7 mi 7.6 km Yosemite Valley, CA
Minor Issues
Update
There is a 200 yard section on the East side before crossing Tenaya creek which is 6 inches to a foot deep in water. It is passable.
49 days ago
59 
0.4 mi 0.7 km Bridalveil Falls Trail
Yosemite Valley, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km Yosemite Valley, CA
All Clear
Update
51 days ago
46 
Shared by David Hitchcock on Jan 23, 2016. All Page Views: 765. Last Month: 27.