North Dome Hike – Photos From The Trail

This trail connecting Tioga road to the rim of Yosemite valley quickly became one of my new park favorites. Below you’ll find some select photos from my North Dome hike in late summer. These images feature scenery and terrain from along the way.

North Dome Trail Sign - North Dome hike photos
North Dome Trail Sign

Those who frequently drive to Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows have no doubt passed this trailhead parking countless times. I arrived after the peak of summer, so I didn’t have a problem finding a spot.

Beautiful dirt forest path on exposed hillside.
Beautiful forest path

Anyhow, the trail begins to drop down through the forest right away. While I enjoyed starting my journey off this way, I knew I would pay for it later on the climb back up.

Scenic stretch of North Dome hiking trail.
The valley views start just over this hill

I saw a few hikers along the way, and after some time, the forest began to open up. Soon, I was presented with a stunning view of Half Dome on my left. The trail became a bit less defined, as soon I was hiking on bare granite rock.

Loose rocks on less defined portion of trail- North Dome hike photos
Loose rocks on this less defined portion of trail

As I hiked further and further down the surface of the rock, the sweeping valley views got better and better. In fact, I had never seen Half Dome from this unique perspective before.

"Head On" Half Dome View - North Dome hike photos
“Head On” Half Dome View

Although I didn’t continue all the way down to North Dome itself, I did take photos of the hikers from above. They can be found on the main destination page, I’ll provide the link below.

Indian Rock, Along Trail – North Dome Hike

Front view of Indian Rock, from trail.
Front view of Indian Rock

This unique rock formation was really a nice added bonus during my hike. It was just a brief excursion off the main North Dome trail, and I highly recommend it.

For related images, check out my Indian Rock gallery, the main North Dome destination page, and the rest of the Yosemite trails.

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Photographer Nathan Allen

I’m Nathan Allen, photographer / creator of (Yosemite Photos) and international travel site I Dreamed Of This. In truth, I lived in San Francisco, New York, & Singapore…but nothing compares to life in the mountains. I share my experiences HERE.