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.
Create an itinerary including Tenaya Lake
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tenaya Lake Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
345 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • it's located on the Tioga road, the lake is beautiful, the color of the lake is attractive at the beginning when we saw it (it's deep blue at the first sight), if there is snowy mountain around, the.....  more »
  • Nice lake for swimming. Short height from trail head. Lots of mosquitoes when I was there. Not unbearable.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful place to see on Tioga road.
  • Nice little beach and you can do a hike almost around the complete lake..

Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Yosemite National Park

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 4h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Yosemite National Park

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 8 hours

Trails in Yosemite National Park

4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Yosemite National Park

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Yosemite National Park

4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Yosemite National Park

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
3.9
Duration: 2 hours