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Address: Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Description: At 4,150 feet high, this peak offers an extensive view.

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Sentinal Dome will never disappoint you. This hike is reasonably easy to hike up to, the only difficult part is going up Sentinel Dome. The view of Half Dome from there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Yosemite National Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Sentinal Dome will never disappoint you. This hike is reasonably easy to hike up to, the only difficult part is going up Sentinel Dome. The view of Half Dome from there is incredible so keep on trekking. If you plan to do Sentinal Dome, I encourage you to do the Taft Point/Sentinal Dome loop. It is worth the hike and... More 

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Goiania, GO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing, the hiking is amazing too! Just remember to have lots of water with you (specially in the dry season!). If you are smart, take a snack and have it on the top while you appeaciate the view!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Amazing hike from the valley floor up here and back, but took half a day. You can't beat the 360 degree view and it's not as crowded as other places. I think it's the best view in Yosemite and you're almost as high as Half Dome. There's also a cell tower on the hike up so the Dome has great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Sentinel dome was a nice, moderate hike which offered fabulous 360 degree view of Yosemite. Strongly recommend this hike!!

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Itajai, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I recomend this visit. Beutiful view of all park. You fell peace and enjoy very much the view! The road is not so easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Good view and good lesson place for onion peeling domes of Yosemite, since thick overburden soil weight has been removed by John Muir-proven glaciation.

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Wylam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great walk from glazier point harder going than you think because of the altitude but well worth it. We walked back down to curry village from here a real trip highlight

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a relatively easy hike for a highly rewarding view. Glacier Point has the better view, but the upside here is a smaller crowd and full 360 degree view. If you are up this way, make the hike. If you are not, don't drive all the way up just for this hike.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Glacier Point Rd was open so we visited both Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome on the same day in mid-May. While the parking lot at the Sentinel Dome trail-head was full, the trail and the summit felt relatively secluded and we had no difficulty finding a quiet place to eat our lunch and admire the stunning long-range views. Conversely, Glacier... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Sentinel Dome is a must-hike for those who are in shape. Make sure that you stay hydrated though as the elevation will get you. The hike is moderate to strenuous, but the reward is worth it - a panoramic view of Half Dome and the surrounding Yosemite Valley. Stunning!

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