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Lembert Dome Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (5)

A short, steep adventure with commanding views of Tuolumne Meadows from the summit.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

9,170' 2,795 m

High

8,773' 2,674 m

Low

397' 121 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The whole family would like the beginning of the trail at the picnic area. But caution must be used if venturing anywhere up the dome with children.

Tioga Pass closes during winter months. Typically, November to May.

Description

Starting at the Lembert Dome Picnic area or the Lyell Canyon Trailhead follow the marked trail towards Dog Lake. Follow the trail to the eastern side of the dome. If coming from the picnic area make sure to take a right at the junction of the two separate routes. The Lembert Dome Spur Trail to the dome is well-marked, look for cairns (stacked rocks) to show the path of least resistance to the summit. Stay right at this junction, and the trail flattens out and continues up to a junction with Dog Lake Trail.

Do not attempt this hike if there is any chance of storm. But if there's no chance of storms, the views of Tuolumne Meadows and the surrounding high country cannot be beat.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pine, white pine.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Yosemite

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Aug 25, 2019
Jimena Serrano
Jul 11, 2019
Irene Finnegan
Steep up, shady trail until you get to the granite dome. Kinda scary for me at the top but the view is worth it. 2.8mi
Oct 23, 2018
Jaclyn Rose
Oct 15, 2018
Kelsey Geee
Sep 9, 2018
Jeff Stroud
Sep 5, 2017
Jenny Fromm
Aug 17, 2017
Trent Smith
Jul 3, 2017
Allen Yu