Hiking Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park

So, where did I leave off? Oh yeah, hiking in Yosemite!

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the iconic Tunnel View

The day we left Yosemite, we decided to do the short hike to Sentinel Dome. The trailhead is located near Glacier Point, where we started our hike of the Panorama Trail the day before. A short 1.1 miles to Sentinel Dome made this hike an option for my parents. I was glad they joined Jordan and I because it was amazing.

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The trail was easy and you can see Sentinel Dome in the distance. My dad had a hard time believing we were actually going to be hiking up there! As it turns out, the trail curves around and takes a less-steep path up the dome.

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views of the falls

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There were fantastic views from the summit of Sentinel Dome.

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I was so proud of both my parents for tackling Sentinel Dome! It was challenging at times for them, but they powered through and made it to the summit. I was so happy I got to experience it with them.

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Half Dome behind me

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The hike took about 2 hours, including a lengthy stop at the top. What a great way to end our time at Yosemite. The short distance and elevation gain make this a great hike for everyone. And you can’t beat the views.

Sentinel Dome
2.4 mi RT
Elevation 8,123′
Ascent 460′

dome Yosemite was one of my favorite portions of the trip. I’m so glad I got to visit this park. It was amazing to be able to experience it. The views took my breath away. I’m so thankful we got to spend time here. I will most definitely be coming back.

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