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Pets allowed
No
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
2.20 mi (3.54 km)
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A nearly symmetrical dome rising above Yosemite's south rim, Sentinel Dome offers one of the best panoramic views in Yosemite National Park for relatively little work. At just over a mile in length, the trail climbs gradually to the base of the dome, then switchbacks up to the summit on the dome's east-facing slope. Views from the top sweep from El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks in western Yosemite Valley to Half Dome, the Cathedral Range, and the Clark Range in the east. 

The trailhead for Sentinel Dome is shared with Taft Point, located on Glacier Point Road 2 miles west of Glacier Point. For a longer outing, consider combining the two for a Sentinel Dome-Taft Point loop.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

Panoramic vista. Explore a granite dome summit.

Cons

Seasonal access when Glacier Point Road is open.

Trailhead Elevation

7,750.00 ft (2,362.20 m)

Net Elevation Gain

375.00 ft (114.30 m)

Address

Sentinel Dome/Taft Point Trailhead
CA 95389
United States

Features

Big vistas

Location

Field Guide + Map

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