Lembert Dome Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews
#27 of 180 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
826 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

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
16 days ago

Amazing view

hiking
5 months ago

Fantastic views!

6 months 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
6 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/

7 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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Easy hike with amazing views.

hiking
8 months ago

Great easy hike heading towards Yosemite.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Cool easy hike. Great views!

hiking
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Straight forward hike, steep up - when you get to the first level going on to the top looks intimidating, it's really not. You go around to the left and follow to the meadows side then walk to the top. The view is spectacular of the meadows, cathedral peaks and toward ohlmstead point. Well worth a little bit of vertigo!

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Great views, not a bad hike at all! Fun amount of adventure depending on your route. You can walk along along the ridge of the dome or keep your distance and play it safe, all the way to the top.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

awesome view of the meadows and surrounding mountain peaks.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Wonderful hike, walking distance from a nice campground. Well marked, scenic, easy access.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Amazing view from the top of the dome. I felt a little shaky on my feet up there given the height and slope of the rock, but most everyone just walks around no problem. I took a short detour to Dog Lake which was all right, nice in late August. Overall the hike was great. I wouldn't do it again unless I took someone who has never been. It's a view to experience for sure. The rest of the hike is pleasant.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

It was a great 3 hour hike! Hike was mildly strenuous at the beginning, but got easier. You can hike to the top of the dome, but it's a little steep if you're afraid of heights, but still a great view from just below the peak. Went to dog lake on the way back, which was quick and nice also. Highly recommend!

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

A fine hike and a perfect choice for your first day in the High Country. Easy enough that if you're not acclimated to the elevation you can do it on this trail. Fantastic views of the many granite peaks surrounding and of course pristine and peaceful Tuolomne Meadows. Great reward for a relatively undemanding climb. But beware! To reach the upper peak there is some scrambling required on the back side of the semi-steep granite dome!

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

WOW WOW WOW that view at the top was breathtaking. I admit after doing half dome and clouds rest I just didn't expect much out of this hike, but it was fantastic one of my favorite hikes of the trip

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

View from the top of the dome is spectacular. You could see the whole valley from the top.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

I'd say this trail is closer to Moderate than easy; not sure who or how they use this rating. It is a beautiful trail that ends at stunning views of the wilderness.

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