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.
Tours To Sentinel Dome
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Sentinel Dome Reviews
This is a great place to get a 360 degree view of the Park. The trail to get access to the dome is pretty easy. The parking lot does get full pretty quickly so ensure to visit outside of busy hours. more »
We saw Sentinel Dome from Glacier Point while at Yosemite. It was so massive in statue. We saw a couple of people climbing Half Dome while we were there, looking like tiny specks from our vantage... 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.
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