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Sentinel Dome

Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA
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At 4,150 feet high, this peak offers an extensive view.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“degree view” (62 reviews)
“taft point” (70 reviews)
“easy hike” (56 reviews)
Glacier Point Road, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a drive up glacier point road and near the end you will reach the trail head for sentinel dome. There is free parking available and from this point it a fairly easy one mile hike to the base of the dome. As stated this...More

Thank segawidow
Reviewed 6 days ago

it is a 4 miles round hike combined with taft point, a bit long but not hard as it is mostly flat. the view is stunning from top.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked the car and then walked to the foot of this dome. Didn't think I could make it up as already exhausted from the walk to it. So glad I did. This has to be the best view in Yosemite. I have done Tafts Point...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite days on my 9 day trip to YNP, Sequoia, and King's Canyon was the day I spent hiking Sentinel Dome and Taft Point. These two hikes start at the same place - Sentinel Dome goes about 1 mile in one direction...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only watched it from afar, although lots of people were hiking up to the area. Great views.... we were also fortunate to be having a great weather.

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop in the park, and probably the best. It is a short but beautiful hike to Sentinel Dome, about a mile each way. Only the last part - up the dome itself - is at all strenuous, and it is short....More

2  Thank MattBilyard91
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Sentinel dome is the best site to see on the Glacier Point road - better than Glacier Point and Taft Point both. You don't get the dramatic views looking down to the valley floor right below you like you do at the other two sites,...More

Thank BadgerTripper
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Sentinel Dome trail head is just before Glacier Point. The short route to the dome is an easy hike with a little bit of strain walking up the actual dome. The view reward is tremendous for little effort. Great drive up too.

Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We did the moderate hike to the top of Sentinel Dome. While the drive was about an hour to get there from the Majestic Hotel in Yosemite Valley, it was well worth the trip. The hike took about 2.5 hours round trip, going at a...More

Thank Familyof4nyc
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to give Sentinel Dome our first hike. It was easily hike, but at the top my wife and I decided not go to hike to the very top. The other couple did and they returned safely. The smoke in the area took away...More

Thank Stomper81
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Callum K
29 July 2017|
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Response from bdkLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
There's a shuttle from Yosemite Village up to Glacier Point that will drop you off. There's a fee and you can book tickets ahead, I believe, from either Curry Village (Half Dome village as they call it now) or Yosemite... More
Vika B
14 May 2017|
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Response from bdkLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you might be carrying her for some of the way, and need to hold her hand at the steeper parts. Good views without having to go up the very last steeper dome part. Need hats and sunscreen too, plus water.
1 April 2017|
Response from PacificNWFamily | Reviewed this property |
Hi Recently posted reviews are showing travel dates from last fall. The only folks who have visited Sentinel Dome recently are on skis or snowshoes. And now that Badger Pass has closed for the season, no one will be... More