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Sentinel Dome

Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: Sentinel Dome offers one of the best and easiest accessed views in Yosemite National Park.   If you can walk two miles, you can do this fabulous... more »
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Make sure you go and see the views from here. If you are going by car (which we did), head to Glacier Point first, then drive back down the mountain and stop here. Park up and its about under an hours walk from the main road. The views are so worth it - you can get almost a 360deg view... More

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After being completely crippled from hiking Half Dome the previous day, I still wanted too see some stunning views, so this was a great option. The hike was a mostly unremarkable 2.2 miles out and back, with a small climb up to the dome, but the 360 degree views are fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is on the way to Glacier Point. It is an easy hike from the parking lot on the road., yet you get to the top of a dome.

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New York, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Strenuous trails! But worth the effort. I didn't think I'd make it all the way up to the top but there were children and oldsters who made it so I followed their lead. Luckily my sneakers had a good grip! Felt accomplished afterward and looking back up at the Dome could not believe I made it up there!

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This dome is not especially high in elevation but it gives a good, unobstructed view of a portion of the park.

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Easy hike! Hike to the top of of the valley! You are above El Capitan and Half Dome and all the peaks in the valley!

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New Jersey
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

About a 2.2 mile round trip hike, with a lot of "up" the last 1/10 of a mile, but well worth it. 360 views from the top, including all the views you get from Glacier point and then some. The highlight of my trip to Yosemite. How often can you get 360 views from the top of a 8000+ foot... More

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My group included kids who didn’t want to walk far, so we parked at the fire road to use the shortcut. The gated fire road is easily seen from Glacier Point Road, about 0.7 mile past the Sentinel Dome trailhead. There is lots of parking in the large turnout on the right. We saw two grouse (sooty grouse?) foraging in... More

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Almere, Nederland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice trail with a fantastic view at the top of Sentinel Dome. You can see the Yosemite Falls, Half Dome and Vernal/Nevada Falls.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This hike is apart from the Yosemite valley and is perhaps the easiest way to see a large overview of the rock wonders of the popular and crowded valley in a somewhat quieter way. Truly amazing views and breezes if you want to get out and enjoy vistas from the high side. I must say I am surprised at how... More

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