Lembert Dome Trail

Yosemite National Park, California 95389

Distance0.9mi
Elevation Gain799ft
Trailhead Elevation8,704ft
Top9,446ft
Elevation Min/Max8704/9446ft
Elevation Start/End8704/8704ft

Lembert Dome Trail

Lembert Dome Trail is a hiking trail in Tuolumne County, California. It is within Yosemite National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 8,704 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 799 feet. The Dog Lake Parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Lembert Dome (elevation 9,419 feet).

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite National Park (Falcon Guides)
Suzanne Swedo
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"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
Hiking Yosemite National Park (Falcon Guides)
Suzanne Swedo
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"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
50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press)
Elizabeth Wenk
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"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
Top Trails Yosemite (Wilderness Press)
Jeffrey P. Schaffer & Elizabeth Wenk
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"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

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The easiest hike to be rewarded with 360 view of Yosemite peaks and meadows.
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Trail Information

Yosemite National Park
Nearby City
Yosemite National Park
Parks
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Swimming, Camping
Additional Use
Views
Features
Yosemite National Park
Local Contacts
Tom Harrison Tuolumne Meadows map (1:42,240 scale), the National Geographic Trails Illustrated #308 Yosemite NE map (1:40,000 scale), and the USGS 7.5-minute series Tioga Pass map (1:24,000 scale).
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Dec 2018