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“Easy hike with spectacular views”
Review of Sentinel Dome

Sentinel Dome
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US$175.20*
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Natural Wonders of Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
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US$419.00*
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
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Owner description: At 4,150 feet high, this peak offers an extensive view.
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This is the easiest hike in the park for the payoff -- only a mile of easy uphill. the view from the top is amazing, from El Cap and Yosemite Falls right below you to Half Down looming to the east.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Moderate hike which is around 2 miles round trip. The actual dome is steep, but manageable. There are spectacular 360 degree views which make the climb worth it!

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

It remains a nice viewpoint and an easy hike (although parking can be hard in season) on a typical granite dome in Yosemite. I have been there on many occasions but not in the last 25 years so I was sad to find that the beautiful old twisted Jeffrey pine at the summit had died and fell down (or somebody killed it). Too bad since it added a lot to the uniqueness of that summit. Still worth the effort to get there as there were plenty of flowers and animals along the trail and even living on the dome.

1  Thank AKHCERN
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We did the Sentinel Dome hike and it was very enjoyable and very doable for average people. i am middle aged and don't consider myself very fit. i did not reach all the way to the top of the dome but i truly believe i could and should've, it's not too difficult but i was a little worried about coming down after reaching the top. i reached half of the dome and decided to come down. The trail has a slow incline about 300 feet and at the end of the trail you reach the dome, it's all rocks and a little steep to climb all the way up. my husband and daughter reached the top very quickly and they loved the view. go there early, we started around 8 am so there weren't too many people there yet. that's the best time to go, you will love the view and enjoy the serenity!
This is our favorite trail in Yosemite.

1  Thank jyc823
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This view is amazing! So much variety around it! We just pulled our lunch out and enjoyed our view! I would love to come back again!

Thank AzDesertGirl
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