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Lembert Dome Trail

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Length


1.0 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


397' 121 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

9,170' 2,795 m

High

8,773' 2,674 m

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

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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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  4.5 from 4 votes

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I believe most people start this hike at the Lembert Dome Picnic Area and not at the paking for the Lyell Canyon Trailhead. May 12, 2016

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