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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 9015987812
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.

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A picture is worth a thousand words - and here it is of me precipitously standing at its edge (thank you stranger friend for taking the picture). It's nearly 14 hrs round trip if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Seattle, Washington
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A picture is worth a thousand words - and here it is of me precipitously standing at its edge (thank you stranger friend for taking the picture). It's nearly 14 hrs round trip if you're hauling butt up this strenuous hike for a day trip. Most people are more reasonable and camp halfway up. Bring grippy gardening gloves haha

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Aliso Viejo, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had tried for years to get permits to climb Half Dome. This year on my second try, I scored 4 permits! I requested a 3 day wilderness permit from Happy Isle to Little Yosemite and with it I was given access to climb Half Dome. We hiked up the John Muir Trail with 35 lb backpacks. The hike up... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hiked half dome all the way to the top and took me about 12 hours round trip. I was lucky to get the permit thru lottery back in April. Started 5 am and got to the cables around 11 am. Cables were not busy at all. They look tuff but as long as you keep your hands on the... More 

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Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Is the best of the best in Yosemite. For those who really like to walk. 11 hours as a round trip from the valley. Super recommended. Great views, nature, animals and ending in a huge rock that really puts your focus at another level. Take lots of water and food with you. It is a challenging walk and you... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Massive rck structure. Great views from different angles in the beautiful park . Stunning on a clear blue sky backdrop.

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Thank paws0810
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great achievement for anyone. I had so much fun doing it and would to it again if I was given the chance. The views are spectacular from the top. Do not turn around at the bottom of the cables, you are nearly there by that point. Ensure you have enough water to last you the whole day!

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Half Dome is one of the "must do" things in Yosemite. The hike is beautiful as are the views on the way up and down. The cable climb is fun and challenging. You absolutely should wear gloves. I can see it being difficult for people who are afraid of heights. If you can hike to the cables with no problem,... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to half dome takes more or less between 10 and 13h...it depends how fast you are and how many breaks you take...wouldn't recommend to take kids with you...it's a really long hike....take enough water and food with you...4L/person at least and start early..like 6 or 7 am. You need a reservation for half dome...even you have it 4... More 

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Toluca Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is difficult but worth it..... eight to twelve plus hours roundtrip from the valley floor. Lottery system now in place for permits. bring plenty of water and a water purification system. Fill up at the Top of Nevada Falls. Slow and steady wins this race. Bring good hiking shoes.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need a permit to hike up here and the climb is not for the faint hearted. We didn't go up, we simply stood and stared in awe at this amazing piece of granite and felt very small.

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