Lembert Dome Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews
#26 of 157 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

kid friendly

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.

38 minutes 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
18 days ago

hiking
20 days 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
30 days ago

1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with amazing views.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy hike heading towards Yosemite.

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

Cool easy hike. Great views!

hiking
8 months ago

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!

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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
11 months ago

awesome view of the meadows and surrounding mountain peaks.

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.