Availability

June 15 – October 31

Length

6-8 hours

Mileage | Rating

8-10 Miles
Moderate – Strenuous

Cost

1 – 5 people: $500
6 + people: $100/each
All tours are private

Meeting Location | Time

Porcupine Creek Trailhead
8:30 AM

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North Dome Tour

Highlights: Get up close and personal with the best view of Half Dome in Yosemite! Our North Dome tour takes visitors to the peak of North Dome, directly across Tenaya Canyon from Half Dome with an awe-inspiring view of the northwest face. Beginning with a beautiful walk through the woods, this north rim Yosemite trail will blow you away at the finish as you make your way out of the trees to a massive view of Half Dome. From the summit, you will be able to see the highlights of Yosemite Valley, including Glacier Point, Sentinel Rock, Sentinel Dome, Eagle Peak, and Cathedral Rocks.

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Itinerary

Meeting Location: Porcupine Creek Trailhead
Elevation Gain: 2,328′

This hike offers a little bit of everything, from meandering trails through majestic alpine forests to some of the most stunning panorama views Yosemite has to offer! Start off with a gorgeous walk through the north rim woods on a moderate, downhill trail surrounded by pine and fir forests, crossing two creeks along your way. You can extend the hike by taking a side tour to Indian Rock, where an immaculate arch will blow you away! Emerging from the woods, the hike takes visitors up to Indian Ridge for an expansive view of Tenaya Canyon and the Merced River Canyon. Nearing North Dome, the breathtaking scenery opens up to a larger-than-life view of Half Dome, with the best view of all coming from the peak of North Dome itself!

Notes:

  • All tours are private. (See our: Yosemite Daily Adventure for an economical option that is also open to others to join and perfect for the solo-traveler.)
  • Guide(s) carry first aid kits, water purification methods, toilet paper (for emergencies), suntan lotion and bug repellent. Please plan to bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottles, etc.
  • Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. You will be kept in contact throughout this process.

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Cancellation Policy

Day Hike Cancellation Policy:

Day Hike Cancellation Policy: Full refund less a $25 per/person processing fee if more than 30 days out, 50% refund with 72 hours notice, no refund within 72 hours.

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