North Dome (via Porcupine Creek Trail) Professional Review and Guide
"North Dome, a 7,542-foot granite promontory on the north rim, offers the best close-up view there is of Half Dome and Clouds Rest. The bald, polished dome sits 3,571 feet above the Yosemite Valley, with captivating panoramas of the valley, Tenaya Canyon, Glacier Point, Sentinel Dome, Liberty Cap, Panorama Cliff and Illilouette Fall. Two routes from Yosemite Valley also access North Dome, but both routes are very strenuous—Yosemite Falls Trail (Hike 32) and Tenaya Canyon (Hike 35). This hike follows the third and easiest route to North Dome via the Porcupine Creek Trail beginning from Tioga Road."