North Dome Elevation: 7,540 feet (2,300 meters) The red line shows the main route from the trailhead at Tioga Road to North Dome. is North Dome. Hikers who reach the top of North Dome are treated to amazing views in all directions. Some of the highlights include hiking tothe top of North America’s tallest waterfall, Columbia Rock, Yosemite Pointwith direct views of Half Dome, North Dome with a 270 degree panorama of theentire valley, Snow Creek Falls and the tranquil Mirror Lake. It's 4.4 miles (7.1 km) one way. Description. From the North Dome trail, you will see direct views of Half Dome, Clouds Rest, and Yosemite Valley. North Dome is one of the more prominent dome formations located far above the northern side of Yosemite Valley and it stands directly across from the face of Half Dome. It’s a great place to look down on the valley, not to mention one of the few places where you’re just about level with Half Dome, which is less than 1.5 miles away (as the crow flies). It's such an easy… Access North Dome from Porcupine Creek Trailhead, by climbing Royal Arches, or by reversing the North Dome Gully (see North Dome Gully page). June 6th 2016: North Dome - Upper Yosemite Falls - Lower Yosemite Falls - Yosemite Valley We only leave at 7am. The Four Mile Trail switchbacks 3200 feet down from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley, providing wonderful views of the valley. (64.8 x 47 cm) frame: 33 1/4 x 26 in. About a mile from the North Dome destination, the forest line will clear and you will need to hike across giant granite slabs. There will be steep 8000 feet drop-offs all around you but there is plenty of flat space for hikers to stay safe. Titles North Dome, Yosemite Valley (Proper) Artist Albert Bierstadt, American, born Germany, 1830 - 1902; Medium oil on paper mounted to board; Dimensions 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. But then a hummingbird flies by and tells me everything is ok. Hummingbirds always are a good sign. The blue line shows the detour to Indian Rock Arch. Last week I posted about hiking to Indian Rock, which happens to be Yosemite National Park’s “only” arch. Visually North Dome is a prominent landmark in Yosemite Valley, amazingly many have not heard of it. See Half Dome, North Dome, El Capitan, Cathedral Rocks, the Royal Arches, and full views of Yosemite Falls. We cruise all the way to Upper Yosemite Falls. Or if you are not able to grab a permit tohike Half Dome this is great choice. Great views of Tenaya Canyon, Merced Canyon and Most of the landmarks in Yosemite Valley have a view of North Dome, such as Half Dome (probably the closest), Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, and the Valley Floor.It's … (84.5 x 66 cm) Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harold E. Simon, 1975.90; Work Type painting; Classification Paintings I need time. There's a net loss of elevation on your trek to North Dome, but you'll go over several hills on the way. 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