North Dome Naturalist Hike

One of Yosemite's most premier destinationsPrice: $195 adult, $125 youth | Ages: 9+
$100 - $250
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Full Day
Half Dome
Hiking
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Valley
OFFERED IN SUMMER & FALL*
Yosemite is a hiker’s paradise and North Dome is one of its most premier destinations. North Dome provides an impressive perch on the North Rim of Yosemite Valley to gaze out at massive Half Dome and the surrounding cliffs, canyons and peaks. We begin from the trailhead off of Tioga Road, which bisects Yosemite’s breathtaking High Country.

We’ll hike through lush old growth forest, home to falcons, eagles, bears, foxes and bobcats, and end at North Dome with scenery that many consider the most spectacular on Earth! Our friendly expert naturalist guides will share an understanding of the area’s trees, wildlife, geology, and human history. This 9 mile round trip hike is not overly demanding, but participants should be in good shape and ready to enjoy up to 5 hours hiking.

TRIP TIME
8:45am-4:45pm

GROUP SIZE
7-9 participants. 2 person minimum. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 10 or more.

PRICE
$195 adult, $125 child (age 9-15). Includes transportation, naturalist guide, trekking pole rental, and lunch voucher for use in our General Store. Additional $20 park admission fee per adult (waived for Yosemite Annual Pass or America the Beautiful Pass holders).

DIFFICULTY/AGE LIMIT
Participants should be comfortable hiking up to 9 miles on varied terrain at elevations around 7,000 feet. This trip is suitable for fit people ages 9 and up.

MEETING PLACE
Meet 15 minutes before departure at the Rush Creek Lodge Recreation Desk (located in the Guest Lounge).

WHAT TO BRING
• Completed trip registration forms
• Small backpack with at least 3 liters water and snacks
• Proper footwear–tennis shoes or hiking boots
• Layered clothing including wind/rain jacket (High Country weather is unpredictable and can include afternoon thunderstorms and wind)
• Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Camera and binoculars

OTHER INFORMATION
• Our first-aid-certified guides carry first aid kits, permits, maps, radios/cell phones, and water filters
• Guide gratuity is not included; for exemplary service, a 10-20% tip is customary
• Prices subject to change

For more information, call (209) 379-2373 x3 or email recreation@rushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.

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