Sentinel Dome Hike
Sentinel Dome/Taft Point trailhead, Yosemite National Park
Short Hike to Amazing Views.
2.2 Mile Hike to the Best View in the Park
We rank this the greatest “bang for your buck” hike in all of Yosemite. It’s a relatively short, well-marked stroll that ends with 360-degree views of all of the iconic sights that Yosemite Valley has to offer like Half Dome, Clouds Rest, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls. It also boasts views of peaks and high-country as far as the eye can see.
We love that Sentinel Dome has fewer crowds than Glacier Point since there’s some hiking involved and we highly recommend coming for either sunset or sunrise to both beat the crowds and to witness how the view looks drastically different as the sun angle changes. Please note, the top of the dome is large and there’s plenty of area to walk around, however, the dome eventually drops off around the edges, so don’t let kids roam unattended.
Looking for some more views after your hike? Visit Glacier Point Look-Out! It's nearby and provides incredible views.