Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

#7 of 22 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Geologic Formation · Nature / 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. See Sentinel Dome and all Yosemite National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Yosemite National Park trip builder app.
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  • The hike up to Sentinel Dome is relatively easy, especially in comparison to many of the other hikes in Yosemite. It is mostly flat until you get around the dome, and then you climb up. It's just...  more »
  • This is my second trip to Yosemite and I was still impressed with the beauty of this location. I could do this ride over and over again.  more »
  • It is a super view to see all of Yosemite!
  • If you want a high view of the valley with a fairly easy hike this is your place. Go early as the parking fills up fast.

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