Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

#7 of 22 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Must see · 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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  • You'll see what no picture will make justice It's incredibly beautiful and more, you can't miss this visit It's just a short hike (45') Best time of the day the sunset, but make sure to get a...  more »
  • Beautiful place. Visited in Sept 2020 and they have cones on the "shortcut" route farther up Glacier Point road. Did the loop to Taft Point and would not recommend as it does not follow the edge.....  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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