Overview: Distance and elevation reflect a round trip from Dog Lake parking area to both Dog Lake and Lembert Dome. For round trip from Lembert Dome parking area add 0.7 mi and 100 ft elevation. This can also be done as 4.7 mi / 860 ft AEG loop hike with side trips both Dog Lake and Lembert Dome from either parking area using a section of PCT along Dana Fork of Tuolumne River as parking areas connector.
Lembert Dome provides a spectacular view of Tuolumne Meadows and surrounding peaks. Have footwear with good traction as approach to the top of the dome is quite steep.
Dog Lake is a small mountain lake surrounded by forests and granite mountains with a meadow at the far end.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.