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Sentinel Dome

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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burlingame,Ca.
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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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Colorado
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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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Ranst, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Do the whole park but do not forget this place. Be prepared for thourists as you are....hard to park and not romantic with a few hundred people

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Glacier Point is amazing, but it is very crowded. I went to Sentinel Dome in early June (a busy time for the park) and got to see spectacular views after a short and easy hike. I didn't want to leave because there was just so much to take in.

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We hiked this relatively short (2.2 miles round trip, 380 ft elevation gain) trail one evening to catch a sunset. The trailhead and parking area are along Glacier Point Road. It was a peaceful place to watch the sun set, as there were only a few other people up there.

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