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Half Dome

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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$140*
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco
98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering
Owner description: Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering
Owner description: Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Along with el capitian and the falls, all incredible! Cannot miss it from the tunnel view at sunset.

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burlingame,Ca.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Insider Secret: You will never ever forget your entire life, like walking across the Golden Gate,,,this very long day walk up Mist Trail stairs, not Horse Trail. Fantastic, Breath-taking, Exciting, and a little Dangerous as some have panic-fallen. Very special hike, like doing Mt. Whitney (in a week or) a day. Have done Half Dome "cables" many many times,,, A... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

seeing it at sunset is a MUST - it glows orange like it's on fire. Althogether a stunning place to visit - especially if you're a climber or walker.

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Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been on many hikes across the country and this one more than many others felt like an achievement. The lower Mist and John Muir Trails have some amazing scenery. Once you leave that portion of the trail, there's not much to see until you get to the base of the Half Dome ascent. It's worth the miles of empty... More 

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Providenciales
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Standing looking up at Half Dome from the valley floor is nothing shy of humbling, it is difficult to get a sense of the size of this immense rock, wherever you are in Yosemite, Half Dome dominates the picture.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've seen black and white pictures of this place for decades. From Glacier Point, WOW! It's right there, in all its majesty. This was an incredible sight, not just of Half Dome but of a panorama of views. I walked the Panorama Trail and also had amazing vistas. We were there in July but the crowds weren't too bad. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When you arrive at Curry Village you have available for free a bus, and you can take it to go to the main view point of the half dome. There you could take the typical pic from it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The grand Half Dome is beautiful at all times of day and from all angles. I would recommend a trip to Mirror Lake to get the best views!

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San Francisco, California
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399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

You get awesome views of the dome from different places in the park and they make for some great pictures. Hope to make the climb some day.

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Hiked Half Dome with my 16 yo son last July 17. Didn't reserve a permit for the cables through initial lottery in the spring, so tried my luck with the daily lottery. Can't apply for daily lottery until two days before permit. Denied the first two tries, but had success on the third attempt. Permits were checked at the sub... More 

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