The Detwiler fire (2017) has reached 75,000 acres on this trip. It has affected the views at Yosemite. Without the smoke rolling in you have 360 degree views - unfortunately we missed out due to the fire, but we enjoyed the hike regardless.
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Start early! We started on the trail around 9:00am and by the time we were done, the parking lot was full and people were parking along the road. My wife and I (ages 50) and kids (ages 10, 13, and 17) had no trouble with...More
We did this hike upon entering the park from the south entrance. We arrived at the trailhead around 3:30PM on Thursday June 29 - we were able to park about 200' east of the trailhead on the side of the road. Trail was not secluded,...More
Great hike, awesome views, much much easier to get to than Half Dome and almost as high. younger kids can do it too.
It was great to be able to combine the hike to Sentinel Dome and Glacier View. We arrived arround 9.30 to the parking place at Sentinel Dome and got one place along the road. The parking lot was already full. The hike to Sentinel Dome...More
See my review of Glacier Point...not even close Sentinel Dome has 360 degree views and small crowds...once you have to hike you loose the maddening crows of Glacier Point with much better views
We were super disappointed that we were not successful in getting lottery passes to ascend Half Dome. So we settled for this very easy hike. Not exactly Half Dome, but it was easily accessible with beautiful views. And, an added bonus, in June, there was...More
When exploring the park you get to see the impressive peaks. This one is a little far off from the roads but is very impressive. Like a huge rock.