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 .
Sentinel Dome Reviews
We saw Sentinel Dome from Glacier Point while at Yosemite. It was so massive in statue. We saw a couple of people climbing Half Dome while we were there, looking like tiny specks from our vantage... more »
This is a relatively easy walk from the car park and yet not too crowded, especially if you go in the first part of the morning. It's a very pretty approach and then, when you get to the top, the... 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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