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Lembert Dome Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Lembert Dome Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 728 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Enjoy scenic views of Tuolumne Meadows from the top of the dome. Lember Dome (9,450 ft.), located near the Tuolumne Meadows campground, is one of the best place to enjoy the views of Tuolumne Meadows. To hike Lembert Dome, you start from the Dog Lake parking lot on Tuolumne Meadows Lodge Road, follow the trail for Dog Lake at first, cross Tioga Road and continue hiking up the trail until you meet the junction for Lembert Dome. At the junction, continue hiking westward until you see Lembert Dome and use caution to scramble up to reach the top.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great hike! We did it with our 4 kids, but only allowed the older 2 to go up to the very top. Dusty.

hiking
2 months ago

I like to mention that the trailhead of this post is at the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and requires permit unless you are staying there. I had to go back a little bit and parked at JMT/Dog lake trailhead. And trail to the dome actually starts there. It was a quick hike and great view.

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2 months ago

Scramble to the top is a bit more difficult than I anticipated.

hiking
bugs
scramble
2 months ago

A shorter, easier hike to the top of Lembert Dome than the loop trail. Great hike, a little steep at the top so you have to scramble some but it’s not too difficult. Might want bug spray for the mosquitoes but they weren’t unbearable for us.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Absolutely stunning 360° panoramic views at the summit. Decently steep in some points but not bad overall. Definitely need some type of mosquito repellant for this, they pop up out of the ground like daisies! This hike seems to be underrated for the incredible views that it offers at the top. You must give it a go!

hiking
scramble
snow
3 months ago

Tough uphill trail but pays off at the summit of the dome. Spectacular 360 views. Wear hiking shoes. If struggling with heights, skip the peak and still get amazing views.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike is sooo worth it. It offers a great view of the high Sierra for not being that strenuous.

hiking
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A moderate trail with great views.

hiking
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The trail immediately gets pretty steep, but it really isn't all that difficult. The final climb at the end once you leave the trees can get a little bit sketchy. You're climbing up the face of the dome, and all you have to rely on is your shoes gripping to the granite. So be careful, take it slow, and enjoy the amazing views from the top.

hiking
Saturday, July 07, 2018

Soooooooo.....I guess we didn't take the trail up. But we definitely took it back down. It was nice. The views are great, I love how you can see sparkly Tioga Road winding through the trees and the mountains in the distance. Peaceful, we got lucky and it wasn't cherry crowded at the top.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

For little effort (if moderately fit) the views are expansive and outstanding. Hiked a few hours before subset and there were very few people on the trail. Loads of room up top if you want to spread out from other people. We walked up the adjacent rock also - another great outlook but very windy. Started at dog lake car park just near visitor centre.

Monday, June 18, 2018

So cool! Go to the top, spectacular view of Tuolumne Meadows. Worth an hour and a half of your time.

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

Lembert Dome is beautiful! It was cool walking up the dome and seeing the forest and mountains in the distance. Not as crowded as Yosemite Valley if you are looking to get away from the crowds.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Started from the Lembert Dome parking at 8am and had the hike to myself (super special considering its summer time in Yosemite). The hike takes you up a good enough climb through the trees and is well marked. Dog Lake adds an additional .3 out and back from the main trail. The view from the top was amazing!! I looped around to the left of the rock face at the top to summit. So glad I did this hike!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A very easy warm-up hike to get used to the high altitude of Tuolumne Meadows.

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