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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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360 View is higher up than Glacier and Taft its.

Sentinel is easily climbed with surprising views of Half Dome, Falls and El Cap. Helps you to see how the Falls notch is below the higher ground. Feel the breeze...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tom Z
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our Glacier Point day we also did the Taft Point - Sentinel Dome loop (clockwise). Sentinel Dome has quite the view. It also has a gazillion people on it - Oh well...

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Tongeren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sentinel dome requires a steep climb but you'll be rewarded by a great view on El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. Be prepared to hike at least 3 miles for a round trip. Wear decent shoes. Flip flops or sandals are "no go". In case of thunder alert: don't go up! Park at the Sentinel and Taft Dome Parking lot... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sentinel is easily climbed with surprising views of Half Dome, Falls and El Cap. Helps you to see how the Falls notch is below the higher ground. Feel the breeze...

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good hike up to sentinel Dome and falls, but be aware that is is a long and strenuous hike at times. We were there for 3 nights so we had time, but if you are stretched for time, I suggest shorter walks. The most difficult issue we had was finding a parking spot on the in road.... More 

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Jiang' an County, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a good half hour hike with kids and teenage s. Pretty good views of Nevada Falls, Half Dome and snow-covered High Summits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first time I hiked Sentinel even though I had been to Yosemite several times previously. THIS HIKE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!! I regret not hiking this previously. After a moderate 3 mi hike, you will be rewarded with 360 degree view. Absolutely breathtaking! I was leery about climbing the rock, but it was honestly pretty easy,... More 

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not on the short road through the park, so many will miss it. My recommendation is to hike up (you can drive and park pretty close by if you dont want to make the hike all the way from the valley) in hour or two before sunset. Watch the shadows play on the opposite mountains as the sun sets. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just WoW! This is the hike if you have a family with varying ages or just want the most fabulous views. It is only a 2 mile round trip hike and not too strenuous. We spent several hours on the dome walking around and drinking in all the views including waterfalls, half dome and el captain. We even took a... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is about a mile hike that is not too difficult. The payoff is huge. The only really steep part is the final climb to the top of the dome. You get amazing views of all the Yosemite iconic site. You can see everything. Its nice because there a far fewer people than at Glacier Point. Go early because there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the limited time we had a Yosemite we just hit some of the more easily accessible viewpoints - Glacier Pt., the Valley, Tunnel View, Vernal Falls, etc. The best view of all was the top of Sentinel Dome. We hiked here from Glacier Pt. and then back which took us a total of 2 hours. The hike up was... More 

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