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
Elevation 7,546 ft (2,300 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Coordinates 37°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
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.
Parent range Sierra Nevada
Topo map USGS Yosemite Falls
Age of rock Cretaceous
Mountain type Granite dome
Easiest route Trail hike from the north, class 1[2]

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.[2]


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