At 11781 feet, Arc Dome is the tallest peak in Nevada's remote Toiyabe Range and an excellent hike for those who want to experience the isolation and beauty of the Great Basin. Hickison Petroglyphs Hickison Petroglyphs: 0.6 miles loop, 50 feet elevation gain Difficulty: Easy Access: Good gravel road to trailhead, no fee required. Facebook; Twitter; Email; directions Driving Directions. The other tail is a jeep trail on which I returned. We’ll review and let you know when it’s approved. It was so pretty. The wildflowers were in full bloom in the meadows & tundra. Made it to the summit in a little less than 5 hours, which considering how many pics I took, seemed like a good time. A few weeks ago, Jorge mentioned that he and Diana were planning a hike in Nevada to climb Arc Dome. Got up to the crest & there were only a couple of small clouds. This page has been served 21237 times since 2004-11-01. The two clouds I had seen had developed instantly into large black clouds & the sky had filled. The objective on this autumn trip was to summit Arc Dome‚ the highest peak in the Toiyabe Mountains at 11,722 feet. Hike along the North ridge, class 1. The petroglyph site near Hickison Summit is just off of the Loneliest Road in America in the remote and desolate desert of Nevada's Great Basin. How to get a Half Dome permit. ARC DOME WILDERNESS It was the Autumn Equinox and the air had a cool bite to it. Solo overnight hike of Arc Dome. Arc Dome is sometimes confused with Toiyabe Dome. ADL012. Best Hiking Trails in Arc Dome Wilderness Area. Except for a few asphalt and dirt highways, not much has … This is a 13.4 mile out-and-back hike with 4900 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 5-7 hours to complete. It is the thirteenth-highest mountain in the state. Note that prominence is not the same thing as a peak’s vertical drop, which is usually extremely difficult to calculate because a peak’s base elevation can be highly subjective. If you have time check out the ghost town of Ione, it's an interesting place. Nevada Hiking. Arc Dome Trail is a 12.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Round Mountain, Nevada that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Prominence ranks are calculated only for peaks with known prominence. It’s defined as the vertical distance between a peak and the lowest contour line surrounding that peak and no higher peak. Prominence is a popular metric for peaks for two reasons: 1) it’s objective and relatively easy to calculate, and 2) higher prominence peaks are more likely to be interesting with higher independence vs. peaks with lower prominence. Arc Dome may be climbed from any angle, and multiple routes are known to be used. The first forest is an Aspen forest and a lot of trees were marked. [7], "Nevada Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence", The 126 most prominent summits of the United States of America, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Arc_Dome&oldid=984815100, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 October 2020, at 08:00. Trip Report. Hiking during Covid-19; Monday, December 28, 2020. You hike through aspen groves and then clear out to a 11,125 ft plateau with excellent views of the surrounding mountain ranges and Arc Dome itself. Arc Dome is the highest peak of the Toiyabe Mountains of central Nevada. When it comes to the far flung and remote, few places match Central Nevada. Starting from the South Twin Trailhead (on the range‚ east side whereas most approach Arc Dome from the west), it was around an 18-mile round trip with 5,000 feet of elevation gain. Naw - I've already been on the Dome and the wind is cold and insistent and the trail below long and brush-filled. In 1989 the Arc Dome Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. The most popular trailhead, Columbine Campground, accesses the peak from Reese River Valley. [6] The peak is located about 53 miles (85 km) north of the community of Tonopah, within the Arc Dome Wilderness of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The cairn near camp signaled good stuff that almost materialized. The fact that the summit benchmark is marked “Toiyabe Dome” only adds to this confusion. While all approach shoes will excel over rocky terrain, there remains quite a bit of variability on ideal application. We descended the NE Ridge back to the Toiyabe Crest Trail. " Photo by Scott Kruis. The objective on this trip was to explore the area on a two night out circumnavigation of Arc Dome at 11,7773'. The Arc Dome Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in the Toiyabe Range of Nye County, in the central section of the state of Nevada in the western United States. The nearest highways are State Routes 844 and 722, respectively. Hiking Arc Dome, Nevada. Don’t forget that you need to have a permit at all times to hike from Sub Dome to up the cables! Hiking trip report for Arc Dome via Toiyabe Crest Trail, located in Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada. Hiking info, trail maps, and 9 trip reports from Arc Dome (11,778 ft) in the Toiyabe Range of Nevada ... it was only a few minute detour to tag the official summit of the peak you have to traverse near it's summit to reach Arc Dome. Las Vegas Mountaineers Club 50 Classic Peaks Challenge. Then it was a steep climb through Aspen, through Bristlecone, and then through scrubs trees eventually to a small saddle. Log successful summits on peakery to earn awards: Thanks. Starting from the South Twin Trailhead (on the range’s east side whereas most approach Arc Dome from the west), it was around an 18-mile round trip with 5,000 feet of elevation gain. Note that since many peaks in peakery still have unknown prominence, the ranks are subject to change as new prominence info is added. Signed register & took some pics & all of a sudden it started hailing! I rushed down to the rock shelter I had seen below the summit & huddled down with my poles & pack safely away. Seasonal Popularity. I thought "oh shit" & knew I had to get down fast. Want to go hiking in Ardèche to explore more of this corner of France? Photo by Jerry Thomas. Toiyabe Dome at 11,361 feet (3,463 m) is about 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Arc Dome, above the small community of Carvers, Nevada. These are clips from our 27 mile ride through the Toiyabe Range into the Arc Dome Wilderness. Click here for larger-size photo. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Nevada. Started at 6:30am from Columbine CG with not a cloud in the sky. Suddenly, a huge bolt of lightning shot across the sky in front of me & struck the peaks across the way. Arc Dome when looking northwest from the summit cairn (2013-09-10). You can obtain a permit as a day hiker or as a backpacker, respectively. If your photo isn't featured, it will still be added to the full collection of photos for this peak. I started hiking at 7:30 a.m. and returned to camp around 5 p.m. The N5 trip now proceeded to climb the Unnamed Peak directly north of Arc Dome. This is a 13.4 mile out-and-back hike with 4900 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 5 … With Adam Jantz, plenty of snow, but easy hike. Jeff Fischer reached out to me via email asking if I wanted to do a hike with him. Hike to Arc Dome, July 15, 2017. I went left at the split to Toiyabe Crest Trail, rather than right up Stewart Creek. More Hiking or Climbing? Arc Dome Wilderness, in the heart of the Toiyabe Mountain Range, is one of Nevada's largest wilderness areas. To see which of our walks in Ardèche is the right one for you, browse real tips and photos uploaded by other hikers—and see what they had to say about each walk. It is above the timberline with views more than 100 miles in the distance of Nevada's classic basin-and-range country. Great View from the top. Web App. Arc Dome Wilderness Area is a protected area in Nevada. Home. Its 115,000 acres stretch from Ophir summit on the north to Peavine Canyon on the south. We agreed to climb Arc Dome and possibly Mt Jefferson during the fall. Resources. Instead, peakery shows vertical gain for specific routes up peaks. Drop packs and turn L for 1,000-foot climb up Arc Dome Trail. Hiking | Reno: Arc Dome Loop | This 22-mile Toiyabe Range loop offers a front-row vantage of vibrant aspen glades, crowdless peaks, and the frozen-wave geography of central Nevada. There are two routes to Arc Dome I chose Stewart Creek Trail. In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes in Ardèche to bring you the top 20 hiking routes in the region. Arc Dome is the highest mountain of the Toiyabe Range in northwestern Nye County, Nevada, United States. Resources: Images The Toiyabe Range, Arc Dome is the distinct summit at the right (south) end of the picture. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. It reaches 11,773 feet high and is one of 57 peaks in the mainland United States with over 5,000 feet of prominence. DIFFICULT 6.4 mi. link Copy Link. October colors, Aspen trees near the Columbine trailhead. Arc Dome Wilderness There are rangers who check at the base of Sub Dome. Thanks for contributing! The Arc Dome Wilderness now contains a total of 115,000 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. peakery features 1 photo of each peak - ideally one that: We'll select the best photo to feature. High clearance is not needed --- RV's have been spotted lumbering up the alluvial fan to the campsites. There had been no warning...no thunder at all. Both are ulta prominent peaks in Central Nevada that we’ve had our eyes on. We needed a shorter route than the well-established trails. Hiding from the piercing wind behind my pack and a large cairn, I consider hiking Arc Dome. The way down is much easier than the up, but not because of elevation gain/loss. Ultra 57 Peaks. Adventure is out there! It was a particularly difficult section to cross for those on the California Trail as well as the Pony Express. It covers an area of approximately 115,000 acres (47,000 ha), Nevada’s largest Wilderness area. 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