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At 4,150 feet high, this peak offers an extensive view.
Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 9, 2005

This is a short (1.2 mile one-way) easy trail to the most sublime view in the park. The trail begins at the marked parking area one mile west of Glacier Point. From the parking area the trail to Sentinel Dome heads to the right; the...More

11  Thank tatin
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Maybe it's because I'm from Florida and like my trails paved and level, but the walk up to Sentinel Dome was awful -- the last half you had to navigate steep inclines on rocks and try to decide where to put your feet and not...More

2  Thank Wizrapp
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you drive to the trailhead, the hike is only 1.1 miles each way. Once you get to the bottom of the done you just climb/walk right up. 360 degree views of the most iconic places in Yosemite.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sentinel Dome is a stop on the way to Glacier Point. It was recommended to us by several people as the best place to get a 360 degree view of the entire area. And they were right. The hike is about 1.1 miles up to...More

Thank maddywiley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Sentinel Dome, Taft Point, Dewey Point Loop. We were alone on the Dome and at Dewey. The whole trail was lovely, with awesome views of all of Yosemite, not just the Valley. We would much rather enjoy the Valley from the top...More

Thank rmhayashi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You see all the main points from here, you can do a 360 shot and get El Cap & half dome together. Short hike, Great views.. very steep at the end of the hike

Thank OCDane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hikes to experience Yosemite Valley. The trailhead has limited parking so go early. The trail is rocky and some parts are steep, so wear good shoes! Be prepared for an exhilirating scramble to the top of the dome at the end...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! After checking out the views at Glacier Point--which are amazing--we hiked up to the Sentinel Dome. The hike is fairly easy for all ages. There is a little elevation gain at the end. But once you get to the top, the 360 degree views...More

Thank kevan j
Reviewed October 11, 2018

A very fun, easy hike with an amazing view at the top. Only 2.2mi round trip from the start of the trail. A great 360 degree view of Yosemite. Only a few hundred feet shorter than Half Dome. It was a fantastic lunch/snack spot. It...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely spectacular 360 degree views of Yosemite. This was our favorite hike because of the views. Do not skip this hike. Both my brother in law and wife have bad knees. The hike to and from the base was the harshest on their knees. Hike...More

Thank David R
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Did this hike at the end of the day and got to the top just before sunset. Some of the best views as you end up at a higher elevation than Some of the falls. It’s a little scary at the very top for anyone...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This hike isn't too far, but the views are world class. You get a 360 view from the top of the dome. This is my favorite hike in Yosemite (except for Half Dome when you could ride the mules right to the base). You can...More

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July 1, 2018|
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Response from Gina P | Reviewed this property |
Hello! This hike is on the way to glacier point. You will see the signs for sentinel dome there is a small dirt parking lot with a restroom. It is 1 mile to the top of the dome and 1 mile back... So 2 miles total.
June 18, 2018|
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Response from PacificNWFamily | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no transportation from anywhere in Yosemite Valley (not Yosemite Village where you'll find the Visitor Center nor Curry Village /HDV where there is lodging) to the Sentinel Dome trailhead. The only... More
March 1, 2018|
Response from PacificNWFamily | Reviewed this property |
Hi No, you cannot drive up to Sentinel Dome trailhead. Glacier Point Road will still be closed. For information about enjoying Yosemite and especially Yosemite Valley, I highly recommend asking on the TripAdvisor... More