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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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Easy hike to a great view.

This is an short hike (a little over a mile) but it does gain 400 feet in elevation and climbs to over 8000' so it's not for the faint-hearted. The trail up does not prepare you... read more

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

This is an short hike (a little over a mile) but it does gain 400 feet in elevation and climbs to over 8000' so it's not for the faint-hearted. The trail up does not prepare you for the 360º view from the top. Most of the trail is easy but the last couple hundred yards are steep uphill on granite... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't know what to expect on this hike. We started at the parking lot and went to the top of the Dome- the sights were absolutely amazing. We were able to do a 360 of the area, and had amazing views of Half Dome and El Capitan. Must do hike!

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College Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We combined this hike with Taft Point. We first hiked out to Taft Point, and on the way back you'll see a spur off to the left about 0.6 miles from the parking lot. It's well-signed and I think it's 2.5 to Sentinel Dome from that point. That trail is beautiful and has hardly any people on it. Be aware... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We travelled the path with a 9, 14, and 16 yr old. Easy hike and view of the Yosemite Valley Floor is awesome. Highly recommend. Great spot for a picnic on top. Bring your camera and your sunscreen. There is very little canopy to protect you from the sun. Also the road up to Sentinel Dome was super because we... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We parked in the Sentinel Dome lot and took the 1.1 mile hike to the top of Sentinel Dome. The views were breathtaking- El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls... and it was way less crowded than the more popular Glacier Point. After spending time here, we continued to follow the trail a little over a mile to Glacier Point (which... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first hike in Yosemite and it could not have been more Beautiful. You get a pretty clear view of the Falls, Half dome and several other historic landmarks. Well worth the climb.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a great walk through beautiful woods leading to spectacular views of the Yosemite valley and avoiding the crowds at Glacier point (on busy days you often have to queue there!). The trail head starts at a pull-in at the side of the road about three quarters of the way up the Glacier Point road. The walk to Sentinal... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The round trip from parking lot to the top of the Dome is about 2.5 miles. But because of the elevation, it could be moderately strenuous and take some time especially if you have young kids. However, it's absolutely worth the effort. The panoramic view on top was simply spectacular. You could see all four waterfalls from the top: the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We found the trail to be less crowded than some we have taken. The views of the domes were breathtaking without being scary. There were many opportunities for photos. We did a loop and continued to Taft Point and the Fissues which made the hike about 5 miles. Parking can be tough as it is a popular hike.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The views were absolutely breathing, my pictures don't even look real. You get a fantastic view of Yosemite 8,000 feet up, it's amazing the best views I've ever seen. Hike from glacier point to Sentinel Dome then hike from there to Taft point.

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

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