Dog Lake Parking Area, Yosemite National Park
Great Views in Tuolumne Meadows Area.
Family-Friendly Hike with Wonderful Views.
This is a relatively gentle 2.8-mile hike that offers excellent views looking west over Tuolumne Meadows and east towards Mono Lake. We highly recommend this hike as it’s less traveled, short enough to be family-friendly and still offers great views of the high country.
You don’t have to go all the way to the top of the dome if you have little ones in tow. You can stop on the backside of the dome and still soak in some great views. If you do have children under their own steam and want to hike to the top, keep a close eye on them on the dome because there are no guard rails.
If you're feeling very ambitious you can continue on to Dog Lake, almost 7 miles round-trip.