"Here's your chance to climb one of Yosemite's famous domes with minimal expenditure of time and effort. The view from the summit is everything you would expect--a 360-degree sweep of almost the entire park." Read more
"The location of Sentinel Dome above Yosemite Valley provides complete 360-degree views of just about the whole park. Carry water and wear good sturdy shoes for this one; smooth-soled sandals won’t give you enough traction on the smooth rock." Read more
"Sentinel Dome is a perfect first peak experience for a family, as well as a must-visit destination for every view seeker. While it lacks the aerial Yosemite Valley views available at the rim vista points (Dewey Point, Taft Point, and Glacier Point), its view of the Yosemite high country surpasses these other locations. For little effort you can see all the way to Yosemite’s eastern boundary.
Because Sentinel Dome provides a good view of Yosemite Falls, if your goal is to see the falls churning, you should visit this viewpoint while the falls are still flowing with considerable volume, which is late May–mid-July. If the expansive views of the southern and eastern reaches of the park propelled you to this destination, then you can take the trail anytime Glacier Point Road is open and the snow has melted, usually from early May through at least late October." Read more
"The hike to Sentinel Dome is one of Yosemite’s easiest summit hikes, making it a fantastic destination for children. A beautiful summit, it is sufficiently higher than Glacier Point, so the view includes more of the high peaks in the eastern part of Yosemite and is simply an enjoyable spot to take an extended break." Read more
"Though the tiers of Sentinel Fall can be seen the easy way, looking up from Sentinel Beach or other locations on the Yosemite Valley floor, this loop takes you to the funnel at the top, as well as to the awesome 360-degree views from the summit of Sentinel Dome." Read more
"Taft Point protrudes over an overhanging abyss that will send your vestibular system into stomach-churning overdrive. Sentinel Dome is a delightful and easily accessible landmark that exemplifies the park’s geology and spectacular views, including excellent vistas of Half Dome." Read more
"Taft Point offers heart-stopping drop-off views with no guardrails. Visitors need to be careful of their footing near Taft Point, though reasonably well-balanced people have nothing to fear. The superb view offers a unique perspective on El Capitan and the valley. Half Dome is not visible, but that hardly matters. Profile Cliff is the place for acrophobics—there is a guardrail in place that aids in vertical orientation and prevents disastrous loss of equilibrium." Read more