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Half Dome

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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$194*
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Guided Half Dome Hike
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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Bridgeport, Alabama
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is the most iconic image of Yosemite and it is truly amazing from every vantage point. We first saw it from Olmstead Point, then came back on the lower part of 120 to the valley floor, and onto Glacier Point. Since it was November, we didn't get a chance to even think about hiking Half Dome since the cables... More 

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Atllanta, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I should have titled my review, and please do not be offended, "how I almost crapped my pants on half dome." Please read further and you will understand that this was a natural biological response to shear terror. I can honestly say that I am amazed the park system actually lets people hike to the summit of half dome. I... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The most iconic image of Yosemite is Half Dome. It has a different beauty at different times of the year and day and from different parts of the park. HOWEVER, climbing to the top of Half Dome is a real achievement. The view from the top is awesome, but the sense of accomplishment is also thrilling. Notice how the flowers... More 

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Go to Mirror Lake in the afternoon and see the reflection of Half Dome in the "Lake", which is not really a lake, but an open place in the river. This area changes every year depending upon the amount of rainfall and flooding. The area is normally very beautiful and tranquil, unless there are a horde of little screeching kids... More 

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Itajai, SC
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's hard to up on the top, but it's very beutiful around it. You can see the Half Dome in many places of park

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went in peak Summer season. We didn't get half dome permits prior to arriving at Yosemite. Instead we just got in line at 7am at the Rangers station at Tuolumne Meadows the day before we wanted to go trekking and got our wilderness and half dome permits then (half dome permit is more readily available than the wilderness permit... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is one of many views within Yosemite and I could spend an hour just taking in the view. The atmosphere is relaxed so you can relish the view

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San Francisco, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
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23 helpful votes 23 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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