"Lembert Dome—among the premiere features of Tuolumne Meadows—is the huge, lopsided, smoothly polished mound of granite just north of the Tioga Road. This loop will take you all the way around the dome, providing some great views along the way. There are even better views from the top, of course, but the route is strenuous and slippery and far beyond the definition of an “easy” hike. You can follow the route in either direction, but it will be described clockwise here." Read more
"Lembert Dome, among the premiere features of Tuolumne Meadows, is the huge, lopsided, smoothly polished mound of granite just north of Tioga Road. This hike takes you to the top of the dome, approaching from the west and returning to the east to make a loop. The views from the top are marvelous." Read more
"If you have time for just one Tuolumne Meadows walk, it should be an ascent of Lembert Dome (or Pothole Dome, Hike 29, if you are uneasy about scrambling up steep slabs). From the summit you can enjoy the best views of Tuolumne Meadows as you stare out across the expanse of mountain-ringed meadow. Sitting on top, imagine a river of ice flowing up and over your perch, smoothing and polishing the granite you are climbing. Take this walk anytime Tioga Road is open, except when a thunderstorm is threatening." Read more
"I would consider this the most breathtaking short walk in the Tuolumne Meadows area and a mustdo for all visitors who are comfortable scrambling up the slabs near the summit of Lembert Dome. If you have only an hour or two to spare, then hike only to the top of Lembert Dome.
The distance to the summit is short, but remember you are at high elevation and the trail is steep; keep a slow, steady pace to avoid overexerting yourself. If you hike only to the top of Lembert Dome, the round-trip distance is 2.1 miles; if only to Dog Lake, then the round-trip distance is 2.9 miles. This entire route, being within 4 miles of Tuolumne Meadows, is off-limits to backcountry camping." Read more