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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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Worth the effort to climb

The trail is only 1.1 miles to reach Sentinel Dome from the trailhead. The climb up is worth the views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

The trail is only 1.1 miles to reach Sentinel Dome from the trailhead. The climb up is worth the views.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great hike! Fairly short, only steep at the dome itself, but the dome is easily done by doing a little sideways hiking...in my 60's with a fake hip but an avid hiker.... This is the wimps answer to hiking Half Dome! The view from the top is truly indescribable but plan on spending an hour at the summit to take... More 

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Phila, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is another nice hike, not too long which was about 1.1 miles each way, the last section was a bit steep to get to the top of the dome but otherwise was fairly easy. The top had incredible views of several waterfalls and the valley below. Well worth it.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The trail start from the same point where, if you go left, you are heading to Taft Point while right gets you to the top of Sentinel Dome. Being on top of the dome was so cool. And the trail is not that hard to do, so really anyone in decent shape can do it.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The trailhead for Sentinal Dome/Taft Point is on Glacier Point road about 30 minutes from the Hwy 41 gate and at about that from the valley floor. Get there early to get a parking spot and beat the crowds. The parking lot isn't that big. But, you can park on the side of the road. Just be sure you're completely... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

this is an easy hike until the last part of hiking up the dome. But the view is definitely rewarding.

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Darlington, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We drove up toe Sentinel Dome on our second day at Yosemite. About a one-mile walk, about 1,000' elevation, was easy enough but could be a strain for some. But the view from the top was worth every drop of sweat and every sore muscle!!!

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Windsor, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great, short easy walk for a view beyond Yosemite valley. Drive up to the trailhead after 4:00pm in the summer and you don't have to take the hiker's shuttle.

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We walked to Sentinel Dome from Glacier Point on 7 July, a mandatory shuttle bus having been introduced along Glacier Point Road the day before (presumably for the summer crowds). It was about 1.5 miles from Glacier Point, somewhat uphill but OK. Well worth doing, whilst the views at Glacier Point were absolutely breathtaking, Sentinel Dome gave a 360 degree... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A moderate hike to an impressive view of Yosemite. The pictures we took were amazing. Took lunch for the family up in a back pack and had a wonderful picnic lunch. A number of other families were on the dome during a weekday but we didn't run into too many on the actual hike. A great Yosemite attraction.

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Address: Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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