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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 901-598-7812
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 901-598-7812
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been planning this hike for a couple of years and it was very challenging and strenuous but had some amazing views on the way up and back. We saw a bobcat that walked a metre in front of us on the path! The...More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the valley floor - dramatic view, lots of photos! There are at least 2 paths to walk / scramble up the top if you have the gear and the time. (usual warnings - weather and bears!)

Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This impressive formation can be seen for miles & miles in all directions. I have not seen any other mountain like it in the world.

Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This can be viewed from so many angles and places. The is icon commands the valley and the national park. It is called half dome because it is like a half dome. It is huge.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This should be on your bucket list to add your name to the lottery and get a permit, you will need a strong stomach for heights though. The view of it can be enough and viewing the=is from Glacier point is something else. This is...More

1  Thank Maria515
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This majestic work of nature is amazing in itself, but we were told by our tour bus operator to go to a nearby meadow overlooking Half Dome just before sunset to see the amber glow on the dome. What a sight! it even photographs better...More

Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We loved the views of half dome and we were able to spot some climbers on it. We walked from behind the Majestic Hotel on paths and bike paths that allowed us many different views. We passed over bridges above some lovely streams. There were...More

Thank zfilly
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

- need to win the ‘lottery’ to go up. Apply 48h before (to 1pm), you will get a response by midnight if you have won.$10 per lottery and if you get lucky, another $10/person for the permit. - make sure you enter a second group...More

1  Thank Denis W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you are into hiking and love it,you should definitely do this.As once done you will love what you did.Just few points to keep in mind when planning: Plan ahead and try to stay in curry Village,its the closest stay to Start your hike. Have...More

1  Thank Jafar z
Reviewed 11 October 2017

wonderful national park, but oh soooooo crowded. Enjoyed standing in the meadow and watching rock climbers - I could NEVER do what they do

Thank JSmith999
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3 October 2017|
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Response from theresaw | Reviewed this property |
The first 1/3 is steep and the last 1/3 is steep -- STEEP. I used trekking poles -- in fact, the majority of people use them. Not sure you'd be comfortable with a 10 month old on your chest AND holding poles?? Plus, I... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from TravelDocD | Reviewed this property |
Its about a 5-6 mile hike from the valley floor campground (one way). There are several trails to take, get a map and study which you would like to take. Some are as long as 20 miles RT. Its not the distance it's the... More
Jennifer R
18 April 2017|
Response from Allie M | Reviewed this property |
If you're following some of the well traveled paths, you'll be just fine with a map. But if you want a backup beyond your map - I wouldn't rely on your cell phone... service is spotty (but there is some service).