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Sentinel Dome

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Address: Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA
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At 4,150 feet high, this peak offers an extensive view.

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Fun Hike, Lot's of Views!

This was one of my favorite hikes last time I visited Yosemite. I think it's a great pace for families and adventure seekers alike. It's not very strenuous but it does have a 2.2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of my favorite hikes last time I visited Yosemite. I think it's a great pace for families and adventure seekers alike. It's not very strenuous but it does have a 2.2 mile round trip distance. Beautiful views, as stated before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked this and it was a wonderful experience. It's not that hard as I could do it! The view from top is great.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone has said it the view is incredible. It is not difficult in any way as long as its dry, light and you take a bottle of water. This is doable for kids from any age from 5 to 85. Good ground some stones and the final steep climb is short and has natural steps to assist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the 1.1 mile walk each way. We did it in august without water and it was no problem at all. Spectacular views all way around at the top of the dome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We followed the route recommended on the walking trail map we were giving by the tourist info. This was the highlight of our visit to the park. It's easy/moderate to get there from a walking perspective and 1.4miles, so it keeps the majority of the coach loads of tourists away. This means it's much more peaceful to visit. The views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With limited time, my hiking partner and I chose the shortcut trail. I parked in the dirt parking lot on the right, just across from the gated fire road. This shortcut trailhead is about 0.6 mile past the Sentinel Dome trailhead parking. The shortcut trail is on the old somewhat-paved road and lightly traveled. Then we joined the Sentinel Dome... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked up and walked the short distance to the sentinel dome, it was stunning. Even though we went in August it was still quite quiet. The views are stunning. It is worth taking time to just sit and absorb the scale of the views from here. We were all just in awe of the views. We did continue our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

360 degree views of Yosemite valley. If you only do one thing in Yosemite, this is it. It's steep at the end, but the granite holds the feet well, thank goodness the park haven't added steps!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the top with our 2 daughters (9 and 13) in the late afternoon and watched the sun go down. It was a beautiful spot to see the sunset. It was chilly in August so remember layers and a headlamp. I would not choose to take small children to the top due to steep and in some places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I made the 2-mile hike to the base of Sentinel Dome but we couldn't muster the energy for the climb on to the top. Panoramic views spread in every direction. Be prepared to take your time at the 8,000 feet of altitude.

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