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Major rock formation in Yosemite.
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Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First we are past the age of trying to climb this so we just enjoyed its shape from a few locations. Never a full dome, but rises above so many other mountains areas. Interesting sight.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Christina1119
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many places to get good views of Half Dome, from the valley floor, Tunnel View or Glacier Point. This is a creation of nature unlike any other. We loved every different vantage point we could reach to see it. Beautifulo.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We highly recommend the Half Dome hike as a bucket list must! To accomplish the hike, seeing the sights along the way with so many photo ops it’s extremely rewarding. Be safe, make good decisions with hiking shoes and food/water prep, get there early to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of views of Half Dome and all are amazing. Pictures cannot do justice to these places and scenery. You just have to be standing there and try to take it all in!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kagfamily
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Half Dome rock is visible from several points in the valley floor but the best view is from Glacier Point. It's one of the reasons that makes the long drive to Glacier Point worthwhile

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cool_satchmo
Reviewed 11 October 2019

You can see this dome from many places in the park. The drive up the mountains are twisty and scary but worth it for the views. Few working bathrooms in the park. Road side pull offs for photos are few and small and fill up...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

Best hike in Yosemite, great scenery. The view from the top is spectacular. Last part of the hike using rope is fun. Getting permit is hard. Please wear goo hiking shoe and have gloves.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank JayN172
Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

This was among the first viewpoint that we came across and we couldn't stop being amazed by this giant...fabulous

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

Did the Half Dome hike, it was long and hard, but the view and sense of accomplishment are well worth it. Built my entire California vacation around my permit to do the hike!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

But that doesn't detract from it at all...in fact it makes it all the more awesome. It surely looks like it once had had another half. Half Dome is another opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the incredible granite that makes up Yosemite!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jean B
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Amanda C
26 April 2019|
Response from Jeanne J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don’t have any permit.
Lisa E
27 February 2019|
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Response from drmikenyc | Reviewed this property |
I'd start with whether you can get into the park, and then what is available. Only one tent site now in Yosemite Valley plus 2 others, as I write on 5 March 2019. Winter. Latest info on their website which I tried to share... More