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Major rock formation in Yosemite.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Yosemite National Park, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are tons of good reviews here, and some great photos too! I've read several guide books and reviews about Yosemite National Park in general. And in everything - whether about hiking, rock-climbing, photography, family adventures, camping, geology, nature, whatever - you can't help but...More

Thank drmikenyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Or at least what I would expect the moon to look like. I've been twice at the summit of Half-Dome by two distincts climbing routes, snake dike and the NW regular. In both cases we get down by the cable and the long long John...More

Thank Olivier L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really good hike with a great finish! This was my first time visiting the park and hiking HD. That being said, is also not an easy hike and would say that the older you are, the more training you should do ahead...More

2  Thank Kitman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent trip to the tip top of half dome. We stayed at the Majestic and had an amazing tine. Our guide James was awesome

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw it years ago in Anselm Adam's photographs and it was as stunning in reality ! Recommend seeing it from both Glacier Point as well as Tunnel point. Seeing it is worth visiting Yosemite!

Thank Raj H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike up from the valley is challenging. When you summit Sub Dome and first see the cables on HD it's intimidating. Once you start up the cables you realize it's not as bad as it looks. The way down isn't as hard as you'd...More

1  Thank RedSky_SkisK2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not prepared to do the hike but took photos of the half dome from our tour bus last year. For us, the half dome was a spectacular to view from a distance, but I don't think I would want to the hike it

Thank neil102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not underestimate this popular hike! It is beautiful and challenging. Definitely bring enough water and food and be prepared for a long day. I would recommend bringing a harness with cows tails to clip into the steel cables for additional safety. The cables are...More

2  Thank Sonia M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I am so happy I got the lottery and did this hike but I sure did under estimate how hard it turned out to be . Get yourself in shape and hydrate before you even start this hike. That was my issue with leg cramps...More

2  Thank lubesdad
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My husband did this hike with a guide & had the best experience ever. He absolutely loved it!!! He got to spend the whole day with a guy who knows this place like the back of his hand. This is a really long hike just...More

2  Thank Dana L
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20 June 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.
13 May 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
28 March 2018|
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