Arc Dome

Arc Dome crowns the Toiyabe Range and Arc Dome Wilderness area in central Nevada. Located in the southern 1/3 of the range, the peak stands somewhat alone and is visible to travelers from up to 100mi distant. The most popular route is a 14mi rt. trail leading through verdant canyons to the summit. Arc Dome also makes for a popular winter ski tour - though has a reputation for unpredictable weather and thus, a rather low winter summit success rate. Views from the summit extend from California's Sierra Nevada to the Schell Creek range near the Nevada/Utah border.

Elevation (feet): 11,775
Elevation (meters): 3,589
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Great Basin Ranges
State: Nevada
Latitude: 38.832778
Longitude: -117.353056
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Reno Int'l
Convenient Center: Round Mountain, Nevada

Thanks to Jason Richling and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

There are 5 trip reports for Arc Dome.

  • Log #16613 - by Scott on Sep 03, 20033.00 stars
    Climbed on a spectacular if somewhat hazy day. Drove from Reno that morning, left the trailhead around 9:30 and summited 2hrs 40min later. Took a different trail down for scenery and drove back to...
  • Log #16614 - by Scott Lougheed on Aug 18, 20033.00 stars
    Terrific 14 mile hike. Some of the best NV has to offer.
  • Log #16615 - by Dan Smith on June 24, 20013.00 stars
    I suggest buying hiking boots that have thick soles, mine were thin and in the rocky terrain your feet don't hold up well. I made it to the top in about 4 1/2 hours. You do alright if you walk slow...
  • Log #16616 - by Jason Richling on June 22, 20013.00 stars
    Trip log and photos at
  • Log #20404 - by rick on Sep 29, 20063.00 stars
    This is one of the most amazing climbs I've done in N. Nevada! Spectacular sweeping views everywhere you look. Great wilderness hike as we met 0 people. Had to do some cross-country hiking on return...