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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering
Description: Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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Famous view from American movies

You have seen it many times in western movies, but is not only a famous view it is a really great nature, I had only a day tour, but if i had time i would stay there longer, much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

You have seen it many times in western movies, but is not only a famous view it is a really great nature, I had only a day tour, but if i had time i would stay there longer, much longer. Trees, water in Merced river, air everything is so SO clean. If you are planning to have a baby and... More 

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Granite Bay, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Climbing Half Dome is one of those bucket list experiences all adventurers must try. We backpacked from Glacier Point trailhead and camped at Little Yosemite Valley campground. The campground is over-used and extremely dusty, but the Merced River is nearby if you need a break from the dust. Rangers tell you never to leave your bear box open and they're... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The iconic view of Half Dome is what most visitors are looking forward to seeing. The bus stops at the point which is "the most photographed place in America"

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Half Dome is an icon of the national parks of the United States. It stands out as a geological site.

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Manila, Philippines
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45 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Definitely a must see when you visit the park, an advantage if you visit the park privately, you'll be able to walk on an open field with the half Dome as your background, great for picnics. its harder to get a good picture of it when your on a shuttle or tour bus.

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Danville, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Feel like a mountain climber, because you are! You need reservations to use the cables - this is to control the crowds. The top edge, unlike most other attractions, is unprotected and you could fall off; I'm normally no afraid of heights but this gave me pause. Be warned: this is a very strenuous hike; don't just count the miles... More 

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Brentwood, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The hike needs a reservation for the rope ladders to the top. It is a very long hike from the valley and a hard one, Many granite steps and switch backs, passing 2 waterfalls so close to get wet from the mist. The ladder is a very long and high rope ladder with steps tied to the ropes. It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Half Dome is iconic. It's hard to think about Yosemite Valley without conjuring up an image of Half Dome. The hike to the top is long and arduous and somewhat disappointing. To be sure, the views from the top are amazing, however, there seems to be something minute. After a while, it dawns on you - no Half Dome in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Most amazing view is at sunset! During the day hike to Mirror lake to get a beautiful view.... but be warned, the drought is making the lake more of a continuation of the Merced river.

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Napa, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My brother and I decided to climb this when we were 60 and 62 and it was an experience of a lifetime. We started at Glacier Point, around to Little Yosemite Valley, up the Half Dome Trail to the cables, and then up the granite sides, to the top. It presents the most beautiful view of Yosemite Valley and surrounding... More 

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