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. Work out when and for how long to visit Sentinel Dome and other Yosemite National Park attractions using our handy Yosemite National Park trip builder app .
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  • Look at word of mouth, isn't it so hard I thought the challenge was hard. At Sentinel Dome in the middle is sought from the parking lot of the taffeta points I thought couldn't go to that Summit. But it is easy to climb to the top from the back side of the dome and And I thought that Abu Dhabi's city centre.
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  • We ran dome on the recommendation of a ranger in the evening (19:00) on the Sentinel. We have parked our vehicle at the car park SentinelDome/Taft Point trails. At the late hour, it had even a parking lot. Within less than 40 minutes, we hiked to the dome, the 360 degree view was great. There were not too many people at the Summit. We saw a beautiful sunset and then made our way back to our car. Recommendation - take mosquito spray. We not had our and have been stung several times - but it was worth it despite...
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  • This hike is about 1 mile to the top of the dome and 1 mile back. My 9 year old had no trouble. My 6 and 7 year old had to take a few breaks but they were able to do it. Definitely have to have a litt...  more »
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  • The best views we've seen on our trip. A complete 360 including the Yosemite valley on the one side, and the snowy high country on the other side. You can see all the landmarks - Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, etc... The required walk means it's slightly less crowded than Glacier Point, and in my opinion, better view point. The walk itself is only a couple of hours, easy-moderate.
  • OMG. The views are spectacular in every direction. A nice little walk from the parking area and then a short scramble to the top of the dome. We visited on June 2 and there was quite a bit of snow. The snow provided a fun and fast slide off the dome.
  • 4 stars cause the views are incredible however the trail is just super boring. Luckily you can skip a large part of the hike by following the road a bit further toward glacier point.
  • Great Valley and half dome view. Wonderful for sunset and skyview at night. Not a long hike. You can park next to the glacier road.
  • winter dispersed camped in the area - brutally cold but amazing morning after the warm sun rose
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