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Standing across the valley from Half Dome, North Dome makes for a perfect afternoon day hike or a leisurely backpacking destination. From the top, you are promised an in your face view of Half Dome! You can reach the top by two trails starting in Yosemite Valley, the Yosemite Falls Trail and Snow Creek Trail. But the easiest is by way of the Porcupine Creek Trail, starting from Tioga Road, just past the Porcupine Flat Campground.