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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 901-598-7812
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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Yosemite National Park, CA
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"bring gloves"
in 31 reviews
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in 23 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Iconic does not begin to describe the adventure and challenge that is Half Dome. Went with my daughters (both in their 20's) in June 2018. Believe the hype - the views are fantastic and the hike is a challenge. The cables were not as hard...More

1  Thank brotherroy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From a distance, from the Majestic Hotel, from other features, there is no view of Half Dome that doesn't impress. Must see.

Thank Carolyn N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last September I finally accomplished a long-held dream of conquering Half Dome. To say it was an amazing experience would be a massive understatement. I'm actually doing it again this year. It is difficult. 16+ miles, 4000+ feet of elevation gain (then loss on the...More

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best hike in Yosemite! Start early (5 to 6 am). Park in the backpackers parking lot. It was a 12 hour round trip from the car for our group. The cables at the top are manageable but not for the faint of heart. The view...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most spectacular experience to last a lifetime! My body is a tad sore, mosquito bites are hurting the most… I never thought I would have the courage to climb the cables at Half Dome, but the loss of my Mother changed that and I...More

Thank Maria M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For photography, you want to keep your eye on it wherever you are in the park as wonderful views crop up from all over the valley floor and they change constantly with the lighting, clouds and time of day. BEST VIEW POINTS: Half Dome Village...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enough said. Epic experience, unique adventure. Hiked up Mist Trail, Vernal Falls to Half Dome. Climbing on Half Dome requires permits, guts and determination. I trained for it, many do not.

Thank charli1031
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've hiked longer hikes than this but this was very tough. Past Nevada falls, we renamed the trail "the grind", due to hours in the woods, with no vistas, and navigating endless boulder strewn trail up consistently steep pitch. Yes the top was amazing but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very long and challenging, but well worth it. We saved this one for our last day and it was amazing. We brought plenty of water and snacks and were in good shape, so the hike was a fantastic challenge with amazing views and some scary...More

Thank Phyllis k
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tips: 1) bring lots of water. At least 4L and if it’s hot, then 6L. Lots of people had run out of water on top of Half dome in 80 degree weather. 2) bring sunscreen and bug spray (DEET). Bring toilet paper. Carry out all...More

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amanda_bircher
June 20, 2018|
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Response from krawner | Reviewed this property |
Is the guided hike to half dome through an outside tour agency? If so, yes it’s possible that the permit will be included. Would ask the tour agency directly.
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522troys
May 12, 2018|
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Response from bklyn56 | Reviewed this property |
Gloves are a must, but you may want a harness to clip in when you are resting (as you will need to). The cables can get crowded and you may be forced to step outside the cables. Try to avoid doing so. The trail is EXTREMELY... More
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literacytutor
March 27, 2018|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi This is the seldom viewed Q&A feature for Half Dome. General questions like yours will get immediate attention if you ask on the active Yosemite forum. Yosemite is still quite busy in September. Expect it to be... More
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