Yosemite Falls Trail to North Dome

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Yosemite Falls Trail to North Dome is a 13.7 mile out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 13.7 miles Elevation Gain: 5,465 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips

bird watching




4 months ago

Pretty much what William says below. Great day hike and you are rewarded with unparalleled views views of the valley, half dome and the Eastern Sierras in the distance when you reach North Dome. Started around 7:15 AM and took my time, stopping along the way for pictures, to take a couple breathers and to eat some snacks, finished at 6:15 PM. I’m in fairly decent shape but this trail is aptly rated as hard. Tons of switchbacks and elevation gain from the valley floor, but don’t let this deter you. Trail from the falls to North Dome was bit hard to find at points because of downed trees but use your eyes and AllTrails and you’ll be just fine.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

I'm surprised this one is not more popular! It's a great hike, great view from halfdome, cloudrest, and the valley! I included indian rock/arch - but don't. Not worth the detour despite being so close

Friday, February 16, 2018

this hike was a tough one! like others have said, lots of switchbacks, but the views are amazing and I love how close you get to the falls. :)

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