North Dome

North Dome’s ledges are not for the faint of heart, but North Dome bragging rights are forever.

Peak Details

Height:  3,605ft  (1,099m)

Range:  Northeastern Catskills

Level:  Hardest

Scenic:   Yes 

Trail Type:  Bushwhack

Canister:  Yes

 North Dome Hiking Trails & Hikes

two hikers in silhouette in a rock chasm

North Dome, Mount Sherrill & Hagadone Hollow

The bushwhack over North Dome and Mount Sherrill is never easy. I found a way to make it even more difficult.

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Thru-Hike North Dome & Mount Sherrill

This intense bushwhack route over two of the most difficult Catskills peaks is challenging and rewarding.

North Dome Marker

Loop Hike North Dome & Mount Sherrill

This hike begins with an easy section of marked trail on the Devil’s Path but then switches to one of the most challenging Catskills bushwhacks. The ledges of North Dome will absolutely test your nerve.

 Seasonal Notes for North Dome

Summer & Fall

I’ve only done North Dome in the snow and early spring but, like Rusk Mountain, North Dome is famous for its thick nettle stands.

Clothing can help but the terrain is tricky, so it’s easy to take an extra-painful tumble.

Pack Benadryl and, if alcohol swabs are part of your hiking kit, they’re pretty good at mitigating the worst of the sting.

 North Dome Topography

 Summit Forecast: North Dome

The page URL below shows the weather at North Dome’s summit for the next six days.

If a foreacast for a peak is not directly available, this page may display a link to a nearby location.

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