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.
Due to a record setting snowpack this winter, we expect access to the Tioga Rd/Hwy 120 through northern Yosemite on/after July 1st. We have updated our availability accordingly. For more information see: Yosemite’s Historical Seasonal Opening & Closing Dates. Expect wet/muddy trails, and the possibility of stream/river crossings and/or walking on/crossing snow. Trekking poles will be provided. Also be prepared to experience Yosemite in unparalleled beauty as it comes to life after one of the wettest winter seasons on record. If seasonal access or trail conditions present any ongoing issues, another hike/tour of similar quality/length will be offered through consultation with you in the week prior to your departure with us. Tours/hikes can also be modified accordingly with the guide upon meeting and/or as needed, throughout your day of adventure. For more information and what to expect, see: Yosemite’s 2023 Snowpack & 2023 Summer Expectations.
All Tours Are Private
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!