Fresno Dome is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakhurst, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
I've been here a few times. It's an easy hike. It's a good hike for the kids. It's a short hike. Just pack a lunch and get out in to the woods.
While it may have been a simple and easy climb, I'd rate this as one of the most rewarding trails I've been on particularly if you're new to these parts. Walking through the grove with lichen covered trees was pretty, arriving at the bare face rocks was about as regular as it gets, but making our way up the dome to the peak and having that view - that was just simply beautiful. We went mid week and so there wasn't a soul around and it felt like we had the world to ourselves. Bit of a rough road to get to the start of the trail but entirely worth it. I've been told that just before the Fresno track there's a sign post that's been knocked down and not replaced - it leads to Big and Little Sandy where the sequoia reside. I'd definitely return. Easy hike, rewarding finish.
We've taken this hike in the past and don't recall the road to get there being so extremely rough. The ride was painful. It took about an hour from the Hwy 41 turn-off at Sky Ranch to the trailhead and the road was mostly dirt, deep pits and boulders - really an obstacle course. The hike was nice.. too short and easy though for the effort made to get there.
Easy trail for the whole family. And not a bad drive.
Great views, beautiful climb up granite dome; easy, I suppose, for most but moderate for old fart like me;
I've done this many times more as a social thing. It's fun to camp out up there with a group of friends! But you have to haul all of your firewood and water up the rock. Very easy and very fun!
Nice hike beautiful views all around great starter hike. Also light crowds I think there was only 2 other hikers and they showed up as we were leaving.
Not a long trek, but the elevation climb, quickly gives you views of mountain tops, and valleys. You have great south to northwest views, but I recall not being able to see due east , the southern end of yosemite national park ( Clark mountain
range) . A splendid rock outcropping that offers climbing for all levels of skills. The amazing thing to me was the condensed view of mountain ranges. When a CDF hiker pointed out different fire lookout towers, and surrounding mountains that are in different counties, but seemed so close together, it was an eye opener on the ecosystem. You just realize how it's so closely connected.