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Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, CA
+1 901-598-7812
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Yosemite National Park, CA
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"bring gloves"
in 31 reviews
"upper body strength"
in 23 reviews
"mist trail"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The climb can be done in one day but we decided to backpack for two days which we really enjoyed. Although the hike to get to half dome is really beautiful, the actual climb of the dome was by far the most exciting part of...More

Thank reiimm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

even wanted to climb a mountain but your not a really climber, this is for you! great trail to the top of halfdome, cable guides to the top! might need a permit in the busy time of the year.

1  Thank CHRIS L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an incredible site, which can be seen from all around the valley floor once you are in the park. We saw some climbers going up the face of it (with the help of binoculars) from our position on the valley floor. They looked...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's even more beautiful than you ever imagined. See the back of it from Olmsted Point. See its face from the Valley floor. See its nose from Glacier Point. Bring binoculars to Glacier Point and you can see the hikers who have summited Half Dome....More

Thank bklyn56
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you enter Yosemite, this is one of the most spectacular views in the park. It is a must see. Put this on your bucket list!

1  Thank AuburnFoodFan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent view at stop 11 of half dome. It is a great place to take pictures of the dome. There are several other spots for viewing just ask your bus driver they are all very knowledgeable

Thank Betty49
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The halfdome hike is the pretty strenuous hike. If you're beginner hiker, you shouldn't do this hike. It is rewarding if you make it all the way to top in time. But if you don't, then there isn't enough to see while you hiking to...More

1  Thank Aakash P
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Made famous by Ansel Adams this rock is iconic in US history and tourism. Its a must see. Summer or winter.

Thank outbackphotographer
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The Half Dome experience is not as intimidating as people have depicted. This is assuming you visit Half Dome when the cables are up. There are sturdy steps to put footing along the cable going up Half Dome. I dont feel any moment that it...More

2  Thank GintamaZ
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

One of the majestic views in Yosemite. It is easy to remember and locate in the views throughout the park. Great view of it from Tunnel View.

Thank sjm0ra
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literacytutor
28 March 2018|
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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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Sandra2321-01
26 March 2018|
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Hi These are great questions to ask on the TripAdvisor forum. (This is a Q&A feature about the big rock!) When you post a new thread on that forum, include your travel dates & interests. If you want to start with some... More
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Rachel H
7 March 2018|
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Response from theresaw | Reviewed this property |
Do you want to hike to a camp ground or stay in the valley? Either way, to stay anywhere inside the park you must have reservations to get online now to see if anythings left. The park is PACKED in the summer. Parking is... More
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