Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

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 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.  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • Pretty amazing sight of this place from the Glacier point! Very beautiful. You get s complete view of the place! Have to drive here and no shuttles I think!
  • Short hike, amazing 360 view. Get there as early as possible(eg. Before 9am) to avoid crowds.

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