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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 901-598-7812
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Like most views within Yosemite National Park the view of Half Dome is awesome - great to see it from several angles which gives great perspective

Thank Dick F
Reviewed 3 days ago

I climbed this for the second time earlier this month, and it was once again a fabulous experience. My first time was before they limited access to those with permits, and the cable was jammed with people going up and down. That was very unpleasant,...More

Thank Wanderdogs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Joined the lottery system in March to get permits to hike the cables for myself and my husband. Third year trying & I finally got them! And for our first choice -- our 24th anniversary on Sept 18. Unfortunately a few days before we were...More

Thank theresaw
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not in physical shape to attempt a hike, but still an amazing site to see. Took several photos from behind the Majestic and others from near Sentinel Bridge.

Thank Chuck E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went backpacking this past weekend to summit Half Dome. I am adventurous and in great physical shape and I still found this hike to be incredibly strenuous because of the high elevation. The cable section is steeper than I could've imagined. I'm not afraid...More

1  Thank ChrissiH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a great experience viewing the half dome just from its base! The weather was so pleasant, over 20 degrees less than nearby cities at MSL, making the trip so nice!

Thank DrMurugesan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really, really cool example of physical Geography that is far better in real-life than in the textbooks. Well worth a visit to get to grips with glacial morphology and other key concepts of geography!

Thank Billy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best but strenuous hikes in california, half-dome is a bucket list item if you are a hiker of any sort or strength. 16.5 miles to and fro once u park at the trailhead, the actual 'cables' part is a kind of mountaineering...More

Thank balusss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

13 hours later and totally exhausted - it was amazing. Definitely want to plan a little when doing this hike/climb. Went with a group and it was worth it. Started at 5:30am and got back at 6:30pm. We needed all the daylight we could get....More

Thank toverbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't been, you've got to go. Done right, this trip can change your life. Half Dome hike is an absolute must that takes you Close to the Edge ( thanks Jon )

Thank Mike M
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18 July 2017|
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Response from TravelDocD | Reviewed this property |
Its about a 5-6 mile hike from the valley floor campground (one way). There are several trails to take, get a map and study which you would like to take. Some are as long as 20 miles RT. Its not the distance it's the... More
Jennifer R
18 April 2017|
Response from Allie M | Reviewed this property |
If you're following some of the well traveled paths, you'll be just fine with a map. But if you want a backup beyond your map - I wouldn't rely on your cell phone... service is spotty (but there is some service).
Heather R
12 December 2016|
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Response from FLTravelMaven | Reviewed this property |
We did half dome in August, depending on your path up and back out, you should either leave your packs off the path, there are a number of places, or leave them at your camp if you are returning to the same spot. We came... More