Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National 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. 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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  • Pretty amazing sight of this place from the Glacier point! Very beautiful. You get s complete view of the place! Have to drive here and no shuttles I think!
  • Short hike, amazing 360 view. Get there as early as possible(eg. Before 9am) to avoid crowds.
  • This is the easiest hike to get one of the more expansive views of the landscape. My family has been going here since before I was born, and we are still awestruck by the panoramic views. A better panoramic view entails at least a full day hike elsewhere. However, for a close second for panoramic views under 3 miles I would suggest Glacier Point--especially for handicap visitors, because it's a shorter paved walkway to the lookout.
  • The forever lost beauty: Sentinel Dome of Yosemite. It is a must go place for Yosemite National Park. It is the best view point to have unlimited 360 view of the park. It use to have two pine trees at the top, but there is only one now. For photographers, it is a great place for sunset. Bring flashlight. After shooting, the back down road will be very dark. This was taken more than two decades ago. One of the tree has been dead and can not been seen any more. Shot with Nikon N8008s & 24-120 mm.
  • Some of the best views in Yosemite! Easy 30 minute hike, even for beginners. If you're in Yosemite, do not pass this up!
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