Lembert Dome is a granite dome rock formation in Yosemite National Park in the US state of California. The dome soars 800ft above Tuolumne Meadows and the Tuolumne River and can be hiked starting at the Tioga Road in the heart of Tuolumne Meadows, 8mi west of the Tioga Pass Entrance to Yosemite National Park. The landform is an example of a rôche moutonnée with clear lee and stoss slopes.Use our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website to visit Lembert Dome on your trip to Yosemite National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Lembert Dome was named for Jean Baptiste Lembert, sometimes mistakenly referred to as John Lambert, who took up a homestead in a section of Tuolumne Meadows in 1865. By 1879 the Wheeler Survey referred to it as Soda Springs Dome. John Muir called it Glacier Rock.
Rock climbers can scale the face from the parking lot just off the Tioga Road, but hikers can simply walk up the back side or take the challenging steeper trek up the face starting from just east of the parking lot. Many technical free climbing routes have been put up.
Tours to Lembert Dome
Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $200
Duration: 14 hours
Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $400
Duration: 4 hours
Tuolumne Meadows Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $200
Duration: 8 hours
Lembert Dome Reviews
Stopped at this dome the day after hiking Half Dome and my legs were still shot so I didn't do this shorter dome hike, but it would have provided an amazing view of the valley. Will definitely do it n... more »
This hike from Tioga pass road is an outstanding hike if you want to go for less than 4 hours but <3 miles. You will climb about a 1000' from the Meadow floor to the top of lamber dome and be rewarded... more »
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