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Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

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A notable rock formation in Yosemite National Park, Sentinel Dome sits next to another famous domed formation. You can hike to the summit at 1,264.9 m (4,150 ft) above the park's floor or travel there on horseback. While the hike is challenging, the payoff is a remarkable view of the moraines formed by the retreat of an ancient glacier. This rock's nearly spherical shape creates a remarkable sight among the craggy mountains, and you can peer down into Yosemite Valley from this viewpoint. Make Sentinel Dome part of your personalized Yosemite National Park itinerary using our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.
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  • A group of us did the short version of the walk in a late afternoon last November and it was absolutely beautiful. The views are incredible as well as the landscape. If I could do it again I would do ...  more »
  • I hiked from Glacier point at sunrise around to sentinel dome and Taft point. What an amazing hike with great views at every turn. Make the extra effort and enjoy the natural beauty of the area 
  • It was a great early morning hike...not difficult but you felt like you'd accomplished something once you were on top. Incredible views. Same parking spot as for the hike to Taft Point. Not crowded at...  more »