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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.

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Was one of the highlights of the trip. Well worth the hype! Apply asap for the permit and be sure to be flexible with plans as you will have to take what day they give you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jodie C
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Canmore, Canada

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Half Dome is one of the most famous sites in Yosemite. You can see it from all over the Yosemite Valley but the best view I saw of the Half Dome was from Olmsted Point (on the Tioga Pass, which is only open in summer).

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Canmore, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was one of the highlights of the trip. Well worth the hype! Apply asap for the permit and be sure to be flexible with plans as you will have to take what day they give you. Would definitely recommend an early start. Had our headlamps on, ready to go a 4:30am and that was a good decision! The trail can... More 

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1 Thank Jodie C
India
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't get to hike this magnificent dome but got a lot of opportunities to gape at it! would love to come back for a trek soon

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Epic, strenuous, and rewarding hike. Not for the faint hearted or the unfit. I did the hike in one day started at the Mist trail head at 6 in the morning. It took me 10 hours round trip. The views are worth the effort.

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1 Thank Blake K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is so cool and amazing, I highly recommend hiking to this, and if you are strong and not afraid of heights then go for it. Bring gloves, but you might find a pair where everyone leaves them at the end of the cables that you will climb.

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1 Thank 3yarddogs
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Wherever you are in Yosemite Valley, this rock you can see from almost everywhere. You just feel the urge to stop driving/hiking and make some pictures, as this rock looks great from all sides. Great view from Glacier Point on the Half Dome.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Half Dome is typically open from May through October, and require a permit to climb. It is a breathtaking adventure and should be on any nature lover's bucket list. To go, though, first train yourself so you can hike 15 miles in one day and take elevation gain of 4800ft. It is hard! Then, be flexible with dates - permit... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were traveling on Motorcycles throughout California. I can definetly say that when we pulled into Yosemite and saw the huge white granite mountain, you have to stop and take it in. There aren't too many words to describe it, other than AWESOME, and BEAUTIFUL. We spent the day there, shuttleing around. There were tourists there from all over the... More 

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1 Thank Joanne D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My husband and I have been to Yosemite many times after we moved to California. The Half Dome is a beautiful sight especially on a clear crisp and cool day. Everyone should take the time to visit Yosemite and see the surrounding God made attractions

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Rawson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Once you secure your permit to climb this beast you are in for the views of a lifetime! The hike up to the cables is strenuous but there are plenty of scenic places to rest and eat. We got started about 4 am and got to the cables about 10am. The hike up the subdome was really windy and I... More 

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