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Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Most of the hike is pretty easy, with easily marked trails.. the steep part towards is manageable and especially since the summit can be easily seen a few hundred meters away. Affords a great 360-degr...  read more »
  • This was our favorite hike on our Yosemite trip! We lived this hike, while short (2 miles RT) it felt like a good workout...perhaps the altitude helped! 
  • I had originally planned the big hike of Four Mile and Panorama Point but in the end we changed our plans and the day I chose this hike at random, described on the plans as moderate. NO REGRETS! Actually the hiking is easy, accessible. A little climb at the end to reach the Summit but it is really on short distance, nothing very physical. The Summit is immensely amazing 360 ° view! Amazing!
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