Lembert Dome Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews
#27 of 165 trails in

Lembert Dome Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
921 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

views

bugs

no dogs

Directions from Arch Rock Entrance: Drive northward into the park toward the Yosemite Valley. Turn left on to Big Oak Flat Road and travel almost 9.5 miles to Tioga Road. Turn right on to Tioga Road and travel 39 miles to Tuolumne Meadows. Turn left on to the dirt road that leads to the Lembert Dome/Glen Aulin Trailhead. Walk east from the parking area to the trailhead, which is behind the restrooms.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic views!

1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A short hike considering the incredible views you get. Starts off flat from the parking lot, then involves some steep uphill sections for about 3/4mi. The next section is nice and flat through the trees, then a moderate uphill section before you have to scramble up the granite dome. Stay to the left for an easier path to the top.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a fun short hike up the dome that gives great views of Tuolumne Meadows. Here is a trip report with pictures and maps from when I did the hike: https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/yosemite-hiking-clouds-rest/

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

We began this hike from the dog lake parking lot, crossed the road and the first 3/4 of the hike was steep. Visible trail, easy to find and follow. The views from the top of the dome are gorgeous. Excellent, short hike to wake you up and get your blood pumping. We did another hike after this one.

3 months ago

Only 1.5 miles up and you get an incredible view of the meadows and cathedral lake

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with amazing views.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike heading towards Yosemite.

hiking
6 months ago

Short, easy going hike. The only real "hard" part is at the beginning where you hit the incline. That doesn't last long though, and once you reach the top of it the trail flattens out until you reach the dome.
The views from Lembert are amazing. I highly recommend this hike.