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Challenging, popular rock to climb in Yosemite.
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Reviewed yesterday

Huge rock. I hope you have a wide enough lens to capture it all. Can be seen from many locations in the valley.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JRGtraveling
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nothing could put into words how moving this view is....be sure to look for rock climbers! October is a great time to see this!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mary0527
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many places to see El Cap from within the park. And every spot is spectacular. We were able to see climbers going up, and a volunteer had scopes set up for better views and Q&A. The scale of it is hard to take in!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kagfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can actually see this mountain from many spots throughout the Valley. Unbelievable sight! Few bathrooms in the park that are open and scary twisty roads to reach many of these sites.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank tinatraveler2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stands very close to the Southwest entrance and it is just awesome. I would definitely go back to Yosemite its wonderful

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank brendadO2950SA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not that you would miss it if you are in Yosemite Valley, but it is an amazing site to see. Be sure to stop in the meadow nearby and get a good picture of it and watch the people climbing it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LifeAtlasTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a monster mountain! One of the key stops in Yosemite Park. You can even see climbers on it if you look closely. It takes a few minutes to soak in the size of it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Capitan dominates the landscape from every spot in the valley. Three great places to enjoy it. One, if you pull off the road alongside the great valley meadow. Two, the small pull off of Valley View, not well marked, but it’s beside the mountain...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lilirishstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An imposing mountain flaking one side of the valley. Paradise for climbers. Definitely must be awesome to get up there

Date of experience: September 2019
7  Thank Mitchi121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seen al capitan in a documentary and were curious to see it in reality. It is bigger and more impressive than we imagined. We saw mountaineers climbing the rock, courageous.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from joaniemaria | Reviewed this property |
Go to the El Capitan Meadow area. Just follow the main road, and look on a map. You can park along the side of this road. Bring binoculars. Climbers look like specks on the granite wall.
19 July 2016|
Response from erikstam2016 | Reviewed this property |
Take a hike to Vernal Fall, not too strenuous, worth the effort!
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
There is a topic about tours in the Top Questions on the Yosemite forum page.