Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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. See Sentinel Dome and all Yosemite National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Yosemite National Park trip builder app.
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  • If you can't get a permit to hike Half Dome, or are unwilling or unable to do that extremely strenuous, scary and long hike, but still have a desire to go to the top of a dome in Yosemite, this is a.....  more »
  • Maybe the best view in Yosemite. 360 degree panoramic view of everything at GP..and then some. Highly recommend..Go all the way to the to. It’s worth a little sweat  more »
  • We were in Yosemite for 2 full days between our time in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Honestly, I thought this would be the low point of the trip but we enjoyed it just as much or more than the the...  more »
  • It is a super view to see all of Yosemite!
  • If you want a high view of the valley with a fairly easy hike this is your place. Go early as the parking fills up fast.
  • Nice hike to a beautiful view point.
  • Must visit on the way to or from glacier point. Take the sentinel done loop which includes Taft point. Not very strenuous and amazing views
  • Outstanding 360 degree views of Yosemite without too much of a hike to get here!

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