Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

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A notable rock formation in Yosemite National Park, Sentinel Dome sits next to another famous domed formation. You can hike to the summit at 1,264.9 m (4,150 ft) above the park's floor or travel there on horseback. While the hike is challenging, the payoff is a remarkable view of the moraines formed by the retreat of an ancient glacier. This rock's nearly spherical shape creates a remarkable sight among the craggy mountains, and you can peer down into Yosemite Valley from this viewpoint. Work out when and for how long to visit Sentinel Dome and other Yosemite National Park attractions using our handy Yosemite National Park trip builder app .
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  • If you climb to the top, Sentinel Dome offers a fabulous view of the surrounding mountains without too much effort to get there. We hiked from the Sentinel Dome-Taft Point parking lot to Glacier Point...  more »
  • The 1 mile trail from the trailhead car park to Sentinel Dome was relatively easy and even the dome itself wasn't too bad and then you are rewarded with amazing views of Yosemite and the valley. Bette...  more »
  • Before you can enjoy the view of Sentinel Dome, you must first get a hike. This hike is, however, well to do and you can of course breaks whenever you want. Sentinel Dome gives you a 360 degree view of Yosemite NP and is truly stunning. I found it more impressive than Glacier Point. Take plenty of water during the hike (especially in the summer months), this you'll surely need it.
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