ElevationAscent: 624' 190 m
Descent: -622' -190 m
High: 9,383' 2,860 m
Low: 8,762' 2,671 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)
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“A short, uncrowded hike that leads you to majestic views of Tuolumne Meadows.”— Isabel Jacobson
Family Friendly While it is a fairly easy trail with little trouble, the top might be a bit dangerous for young children who don't or won't stay close to the adult they are with in order to maintain safety.
The top of Lembert Dome is wide and fairly flat so you wont feel crowded, and despite the heavy winds, you won't fall off. The Dome offers incredible panoramic views of Tuolumne Meadows which, considering how easy the hike up was, it almost feels like cheating. There are parts of the trail that are a bit less defined but its unlikely you could get lost. You can also choose the path to take while making your ascent up the dome based on whichever way you feel comfortable.
If you are looking for a simple hike with breathtaking views and that doesn't come with a large crowd, this is the route for you. Also make sure to climb around a bit once on the top in order to fully take in everything that Lembert Dome has to offer. Definitely wear appropriate footwear preferably with a bit of grip, aka no flip flops. Once you are done taking in the views, head back down the way you came to return to the trailhead.
The same trailhead also leads to several other trails with stunning views such as the Dog Lake Trail, so make sure and schedule those in as well when making the trek. Lembert Dome is a short hike that is definitely worthwhile. Also, a quick side note, make sure and take off your hat before you get to the top of the Dome because you'll be experiencing some pretty hefty wind action!
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