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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  • My Road Scholar hiking trip led us to the summit, 8117 feet! What a terrific view of El Capitan, Half Dome and all the rest! SUPER!  more »
  • By starting early we had Sentinel Dome to ourselves to watch the sunrise and we saw a black bear! Such a lovely trail if you make a loop from glacier point to taft point parking area to taft point and...  more »
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  • 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.
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