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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: +1 901-598-7812
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Major rock formation in Yosemite.

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Challenging Hike to be taken Seriously

It's one thing to appreciate Half Dome from the valley, but it's totally something else to obtain the permit and hike to the summit. When I hiked, you did not need a permit but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
GoMolly
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one thing to appreciate Half Dome from the valley, but it's totally something else to obtain the permit and hike to the summit. When I hiked, you did not need a permit but now you do. Therefore, if you want to accomplish this goal, you must plan ahead. You should also train for the experience and prepare your pack.... More 

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Woodvale, Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgous, so totally overwhelming from somebody coming from Australia, a must see visit for anybody, even the kids were taken back.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the unique natural structures in the Yosemite National Park, the half dome is to be admired and appreciated as part of your next trip through the valley.

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Gliwice, Poland
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in hurry, so didn't climb on the summit, but a view is enough. It's a giant masterpiece of nature which looks unnatural by it's shape :) Definitely worth of seeing.

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1 Thank kolczan
Temecula, California
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am 61 years old and this is the hardest thing I have ever done but it was worth every step just for the bragging rights let alone the amazing sights that I would have never seen if I hadn't done it. 53,000 steps to the very top and back on my fitbit.

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Red Bluff, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to miss when entering the park. But then, on your first visit, it is like you are thrown into the eye of the storm. Everything at once. Did not climb. Only viewed from the low grounds, and very satisfied. What an amazing sight.

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1 Thank Greg K
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the Half Dome hike solo in September. It is still very fresh in my mind because it was such an exciting experience! Here are some helpful tips: 1. It is important to have previous hiking and/or some sort of cardio experience to have the endurance and strength to do such a long and strenuous hike. My training involved... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

You now have to pull a permit to climb the cables (picture you see is of the cables to the top). I have been on top 10 to 12 times. They used to let you camp on top.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a trail that is definitely not for beginners. My wife and I started around 8 AM. The walk from the parking lot to the trail head was almost a mile. It doesn't take long to start climbing. We took the Mist trail up and all I can say was this very hard. The amount of stairs is amazing.... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Things to expect: The nearest parking lot is super far to the trail entrance like a mile or more! The nearest parking is the Mist Trail parking lot and it gets filled up right away. You will take lots of breaks so start early, based on my Strava I was active for 8 hours and non active for 4 hrs,... More 

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