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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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A must see!

Pay attention to the trail going up so you can make sure to stay on it returning to the car. Most unbelievable view of the whole valley.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The view is superb, awesome doesn't even begin to describe it. The path up is very well marked and easy to follow.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Pay attention to the trail going up so you can make sure to stay on it returning to the car. Most unbelievable view of the whole valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wow! 360-degree view of Yosemite! Once you're up there, it's hard to pull yourself away. Getting up there is a bit of a challenge. It looks a lot harder than it is and looks much further than just a mile or so, but it is totally worth the climb (if you are able...it's not that difficult, but it's not a... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We woke up at 3am to climb Sentinel Dome for the sunrise. It's a tough one to pull off when you're still half asleep but, being the second highest peak only to Half Dome to the East, it is just so peaceful once youre up there and the sunrise is absolutely a sight to behold. Watch your step when making... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you visit Yosemite, definitely take the time to visit Sentinel Dome. The views are magnificent. It is a fairly easy drive up to the parking lot, followed by a 1.5 mile walk (the last section is fairly step). You are rewarded with the most spectacular 360 degree view of the valleys and rock formations. I've never seen anything like... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It is easy to miss the trail head, but once you get on it, very easy 1 hour hike to the dome. you can climb up there and have a great time overlooking all the waterfalls, domes and peaks. Highly recommended! Just make sure to drop by restroom prior to the hike. no restrooms there. :)

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was a great hike and worth it for the views. It wasn't too difficult of a hike and not a lot of other hikers out there, something we really liked. The views are spectacular. This is one hike not to be missed!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Sentinel viewpoint is a short walk from its own car park, or a pleasant woodland walk up from Glacier Point. This mountain top offers panoramic views across Yosemite National Park and is well worth a visit for anyone willing to tackle the twisting road up there. Not open in winter.

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Corning
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

One of the highest access points on the west side of the valley park. It's a "top of the world" experience. You can see it all from there, but things are not as pretty as they are from Glacier Point. You have to hike to Sentinal Dome but you can drive to Glacier point.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Wow, was this worth it! Get 360 degree view of Yosemite National Park. Worth the effort and time to take this hike to Sentinel Dome. Not to be missed when visiting Yosemite. The staff at the hotel said if we were going to take just one hike, to make it this one... we sure agreed with this assessment.

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