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

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Guided Half Dome Hike

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Amazing Beauty

Half dome is utterly breathtaking as it towers above Yosemite valley. It is just majestic and impossible to take your eyes off. We hiked up towards the base of it and it's so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
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New York
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74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is one of the spectacular part of the park - it is rather amazing and definitely a must if you go

Thank dmitry2009
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Half dome is utterly breathtaking as it towers above Yosemite valley. It is just majestic and impossible to take your eyes off. We hiked up towards the base of it and it's so quiet and serene there. To be honest, the views are better from afar where you can get a better appreciation of its size and majesty. In an... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Grant Park, United States
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The premiere hike in Yosemite, this hike is listed as "extremely strenuous" - and for good reason. Get a good dinner and go to bed early the night before this monster because you're gonna need it! The trail to the summit of Half Dome has a bit of everything..dry, damp, sand, stone, scenery, highs and lows. Be prepared for anything... More 

Thank David F
Hastings, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's difficult to not just be speechless by Yosemite and the various rock formations. Half dome was the first one we saw, and things just got better as the day went on. We didn't have time to climb up but we spoke to some others that had who raved about it! Next time.....

Thank peppermint
Salzburg, Austria
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hike that enables a lot of great views in the valley. The earlier you start the better it is as it is a long and enduring hike and it can get very hot in the afternoon. Not recommendable for unexperienced people that are not so fit.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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77 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this hike in September 2016. Hiking Half Dome requires a permit. We watched lots of videos, read lots of advice and most importantly worked hard in the gym many months before hiking Half Dome. Best place to stay the night before the hike is in Yosemite valley. We camped in Upper Pines Campground, which is about 10 minutes... More 

3 Thank cestovatel25
Troisdorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beauty! We've traveled around the world and have seen rocks in almost all shapes and sizes, but Half-Dome was one of the most interesting sights.

Thank timgilbert09
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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790 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the most identifiable image of the American west and the National Park System. Stunning in the morning sun, but incredible at dusk. Visible from the air when flying into Oakland, and is a jaw dropper up close.

Thank LSUTraveller
Mission Viejo, California
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Seriously, DO NOT under estimate this hike. You should definitely go to the visitors center and find out the hiking conditions before you even plan on going up. After you see it is safe, you have to apply for a pass to go. These passes are given out by lottery, and you need to apply online and you will find... More 

2 Thank Vanessa Lynn B
Garden Grove, California
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118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Half Dome looks different in the distance than when you get up close. The Indian Woman's face on Half Dome is a sight not to be missed. Get the story from the rangers.

Thank Jay B

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