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“The highlight of our 25 day holiday!”
Review of Sentinel Dome

Sentinel Dome
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$249.00*
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Natural Wonders of Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
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$429.00*
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
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Owner description: At 4,150 feet high, this peak offers an extensive view.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“The highlight of our 25 day holiday!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The hike up to the top of the dome is well worth it for the unbelievable views you get at the top. Plus because there is some walking to be done it means there are only a handful of people up at the top making it feel even more special as you have been somewhere the crowds have not. Once you are at the top of the dome you are rewarded with one of the most specular vistas we have ever seen, this place is really special and was the real highlight of our 25 day driving tour of the US West Coast.

Visited July 2012
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Burton Bradstock, United Kingdom
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“All the gain -no pain”
Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

An easy stroll on good path takes you up Sentinel Dome. About 30minutes walk from the car park. Amazing views from the top. Really worth the very small effort in getting there.

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Santa Rosa CA
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Just WOW!!!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

One can just about see it all from up here. Industrial hiking boots not necessary as footing is quite good. Wonderful spot for photos of the view and handing your camera for a shot of yourselves. Highly recommend when visiting the park.

Visited October 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Go for the view”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We hiked here under blue, blue skies, the views from the top are amazing, one can look right ovr the Yosemite Park, the rock is so 'grippy' GO FOR IT

Visited September 2012
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Texas
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“Possibly better views than Glacier Point”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

But you'll have to hike there.

If you are a photographer, you can makeup the short increase in distance from Half Dome by bringing a longer lens or use a higher resolution camera and crop to taste. The view sweeps more of the valley than Glacier Point from left to right. Excellent point for the Grand Panorama. What you give up is the straight down view from cliff's edge that you have at Glacier. If you are traveling with a spouse, they can drop you off at the Sentinel Dome trailhead and when you are through there, you can hike down to Glacier Point where you can meet up with them. The hike down will be less strenuous than the hike back (strenuous not a good word since the hike is easy to moderate at best).

Visited October 2012
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