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We stayed two nights in a half dome cabin and enjoyed the experience immensely. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and is a great way to experience Yosemite. The scenery certainly lives up to expectations, but the only slight disappointment was the lack of rain...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LesRoyal
Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days ago

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
Thank tinatraveler2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Thank JayN172
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Thank brendadO2950SA
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank LifeAtlasTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really, solid granite? The story behind it is amazing. Seen from the Valley it is impressive. A great photo opportunity not to be missed, like you could miss a massive 1/2 round mountain. And try to see it several times a day, the light is...More

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

I've done this hike twice now and both times my breath was taken away. 1.) because of the altitude and hardcore hiking 2.) the absolutely, amazing views. Unless you're an avid and experienced hiker, I wouldn't suggest trying this one without any training. Make sure...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank TravelingTayTay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mythic mountain of Yosemite. A must see. We unfortunately did not manage to get a permit to climb it so we will have to get back there. We did an alternative hike to cloud's rest which is beautiful

Date of experience: September 2019
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Amanda C
25 April 2019|
Response from Jeanne J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don’t have any permit.
Lisa E
26 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