Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. One side is a sheer face while the other three sides are smooth and round, making it appear like a dome cut in half. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.Using our online itinerary creator, Yosemite National Park attractions like Half Dome can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Half Dome
$159 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Small Group Yosemite & Glacier Point Tour Including Hotel Pickup
Duration: 9 hours
$109 BOOK WITH VIATOR Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias - One Way (SF to Yosemite or v.v.)
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Half Dome reviews
Take a look at a picture at this majestic piece of granite. Now close your eyes and imagine it is 10x bigger than the picture makes it out to be… Yeah. It’s that awesome… more »
I don't think I'll ever be able to forget how spectacular this natural wonder is. Not to be missed. It is almost as though one can't tear one's eyes away. I've never seen any photo, even Ansel... more »
This monster just dominates the valley. We were so inspired at the size of this rock, you can see it from everywhere in the park. more »
Very long and strenuous but very rewarding day hike.
It was quiet and enjoyable when we visited in February 2021. A place for meditation indeed.
Hiked it, feel like it would of been better as a full dome.
Fresh and clean air. The second best view I have ever seen :))
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