Tenaya Lake

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Yosemite National Park, California

Tenaya Lake Yosemite National Park Reviews

Africancrab Africanc…
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Incredible Views May 12, 2013
The reflection of the snow capped mountains across the lake looks like something out of a movie, perfect post card picture. Access to the lake is through Tioga Pass, highway 120 which is opened Mid may through October. We were lucky the highway opened a day before we arrived in the park.

Located between Yosemite Valley and Toulumne Meadows, named after chief Tenaya who met with the Mariposa brigade at the shores of this lake. The original name of the lake was 'Lake of the Shinning Rock'. The lake is formed from glacier water as it passes through the Tenaya canyon.

There is a 2.5 hike loop for those who want to hike, giving them a great view of the lake and its shores.

The water is so still you can see the reflection of the mountains and the clouds above.

This is a worthwhile stop, nature at its best.

PS: Do not leave fort tomorrow what you can do today!
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