North Dome

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North Dome
North Dome in November 2004.jpeg
Royal Arches and North Dome (top) as seen from Yosemite Valley.
Highest point
Elevation7,546 ft (2,300 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Coordinates37°45′25″N 119°33′36″W / 37.7568694°N 119.5598861°W / 37.7568694; -119.5598861Coordinates: 37°45′25″N 119°33′36″W / 37.7568694°N 119.5598861°W / 37.7568694; -119.5598861[2]
LocationYosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.
Parent rangeSierra Nevada
Topo mapUSGS Yosemite Falls
Age of rockCretaceous
Mountain typeGranite dome
Easiest routeTrail hike from the north, class 1[3]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "North Dome, California".
  2. ^ "North Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ a b Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 239. ISBN 9780871561473.
Looking up at North Dome from the Valley