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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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Fantastic views!

This is a really nice hike to 360 degree views of the area. It is an easy hike in and the hike up to the top of the dome is not hard. Take your time and take water with you. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice hike to 360 degree views of the area. It is an easy hike in and the hike up to the top of the dome is not hard. Take your time and take water with you. It is a great place to have a picnic at the top but it is WINDY up there. The views... More 

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Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This stop is just about a mile and a half from Glacier Point. If you can't find parking there, stop here, park, and hike up to Glacier Point. There is a bit of a hike up to the top of the dome. It was tough for me but a lot of kids were zipping up there with no problem. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent moderate short hike (2 mi./400 ft. increase in elevation) which provides panoramic views of waterfalls (No water right now due to drought) Half Dome, El Capitan, The Valley, and Sierra Nevada ranges. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds. It's 8000 feet so prepare for the altitude. The last 1/4 mile is the tough part. Bring a... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Many people hike Sentinel Dome at sunset... and the sunsets are beautiful there, but then you have to bring a flashlight as it will be completely dark by the time you hike the mile-plus back to your car. The morning hike has fewer crowds and still offers a breathtaking view from the top of the dome. Make sur you look... More 

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful 360 views of Yosemite. We parked off the side of the road and hiked to the top. While it was not the most challenging hike of my trip, the last bit up the "dome" was taxing. Absolutely worth it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This hike might seem long and tiresome, but it really is not that difficult a hike. What you get for your hike is a 360 degree view of Yosemite at your feet. Don't miss this. You will see waterfalls in the midst of the rocks, Half Dome, and much more. Every turn at this point is a "WOW".

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is another granite formation in the very beautiful Yosemite Valley. It seems to stand alone looking down upon the floor of the valley. It is reachable by a hiking trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were at Glacier Point and wandered off to escape the crowds and stumbled across the trail to Sentinel Dome. It is a 3 mile round trip from there, a good uphill walk to get there - but, boy, is it worth it! The 360 degree views from the Dome are spectacular - even on a day when smoke from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Kind of a neat "rock". It is more impressive in person, as compared to the photos that I have seen. Worth seeing.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

probably my favourite vantage point to see the park from above. Looks tricky to get onto the dome from the start of the walk but the path takes you around the back and up a relatively gentle slope.

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