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Turtleback Dome

Treat yourself to views of Half Dome and the Valley below with no crowds and the view to yourself.

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.3 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour

Overview:  An easy, short hike up an access road to a nice viewpoint of Yosemite Valley below in the distance.

From the top of Turtleback Dome... more »

Tips:  You can park along Hwy 41 where the access road meets Wawona Road or at the paved shoulder pullout just west of the tunnel (Rostrum... more »

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