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Reviewed 24 September 2021

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 over a mile each way, but not overly strenuous. Even the climb at the end isn't that bad. Once you are up there...

WOAH! The views from the top are astonishing. You can see in EVERY direction. Half Dome, El Capitan, and Nevada Falls... it's all there, along with a ton more. There are some boulders on top that are good for sitting/climbing on for pics. The scenic views are endless.

We did this the day after we did the Nevada Falls loop, which was a strenuous, long hike. This was a bit of work, but not that bad; our tired legs easily handled it, and the views were well worth it. We also visited Glacier Point while in this area, and while that pales in comparison with this, the views were good, and these two tourist attractions combined for a decent amount of the day.

Sentinel Dome is well worth the short hike.

Date of experience: June 2021
Thank MichaelS848484
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

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.

Date of experience: August 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

In Lonley Plant they say that this hike seems like a cheat. You get to such wonderfull Vista point with relatively short trail which is fairly easy. The view is astonishing, you can see the entire valley with it magnificent rock formation. You can also see the Nevada falls. The trail it self is relatively flat and just in the very end You climb to the Dome. We saw several small children doing the trail

Date of experience: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021

Don't miss this hike! It's pretty short but the pay off is amazing. It took us about 30 minutes or so to get to the top where there is a panoramic view. The view is probably better than at Glacier Point and it wasn't crowded. Definitely worth the time. Would be amazing to see the sun set here.

Date of experience: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 July 2021

If you can't get a permit to hike Half Dome, or are unwilling or unable to do that extremely strenuous, scary and long hike, but still have a desire to go to the top of a dome in Yosemite, this is a great option. It is really short - only about 2 miles round trip and getting to the top of the dome is not particularly difficult or scary. The 360 degree view you get from the top is absolutely stunning - probably the best ratio of reward vs. effort of any hike you will ever take! If you go early in the morning, like most things in Yosemite, it will not be very crowded. After you have completed this hike, you can continue on to Glacier Point for a much more crowded view but don't feel guilty if you choose not to - even though it is also spectacular it does not come close to matching the view from here. The trail to Taft Point starts at the same trailhead but goes in the opposite direction. While we did not do that due to time constraints, it is apparently also not very long or difficult, so you could consider it if you want to get some more hiking in

Date of experience: June 2021
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