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Turtleback Dome Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
#105 of 125 trails in

Turtleback Dome Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from May until October.

1.1 miles 321 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

Treat yourself to views of Half Dome and the valley below with no crowds and the view to yourself. An easy, short hike up an access road to a nice viewpoint of Yosemite Valley below in the distance. From the top of Turtleback Dome you will see views of Half Dome and the Valley below. It's a similar perspective as Tunnel View but you won't be fighting for space to get a photo. Look to the north for a view across to Big Oak Flat road and the waterfalls tumbling down Tamarack Creek.

15 days ago

Couldn't find a trail head - park rangers were not familiar with it either.