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North Dome, Yosemite National Park

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Geologic Formation · Hiking Trail
North Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, California. It is the southernmost summit of Indian Ridge, 0.6 miles (1.0 km) north of Washington Column and the Royal Arches on the northeastern wall of Yosemite Valley. It can be reached by trail from the Tioga Pass Road, or by going up the Yosemite Falls trail and heading east. It can also be reached from Mirror Lakes by the Snow Creek Falls trail going north around Indian Rock and then south again on the Tioga Pass Road trail. The South Face is precipitous.
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  • This is a great hike. The end is all up hill, and because the beginning is all down hill, it’s a rough hike back up to the road after you’ve already hiked approx 10 miles (according to my fit bit...  more »
  • A good option for those seeking an alternative perspective of Half Dome without the longer distance required to troop up to Clouds Rest. Most of the hike itself is just a typical walk through the...  more »
  • Wonderful hike that’s not too strenuous, looking down at Half Dome and Yosemite Valley.
  • Dramatic rock formation. Overlooks the valley floor facing Half Dome. The spire is Washington column. The snow is still present in early March 2019. Crystal clear air.

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