Half Dome

Yosemite National Park is an ideal vacation spot for the outdoor enthusiast. Half Dome boasts a 16 mile hike, with beautiful natural granite rock formations rising more than 4,000 feet in the air. This beautiful creation of nature is a must see for anyone looking to explore the Yosemite National Park.

Half Dome has a variety of activities to offer, but is most popular for its challenging hiking trail. However, there are also opportunities for rock climbing the summit. If you are looking for a physically challenging trail to enjoy as part of your next vacation this may just be the one for you.

If you are planning to hit the trail be warned it can take 12 or more hours to reach the very top and return to the bottom. Do your research before heading out, including checking safety warnings and weather forecasts.

When planning a trip to the top be sure to pack the following:

  • Good hiking boots (make sure they are broken in)
  • Water (about a gallon per person)
  • Food
  • Gloves
  • Toilet paper and shovel
  • Trash bag (Don’t leave anything behind on the trail)


Yosemite National park spans 1200 square miles of beautiful terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California. Half Dome is located east of the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.

Directions from Oakhurst, CA:

Depending on your exact location within Oakhurst you can either take CA-49 North to CA-140 East or take CA-41 most of the way up.

Before heading out on your rugged outdoor hike spend the night at our nearby “Waterfall Lodge near Yosemite.” Don’t hesitate to reserve your spot today by calling 1-550-978-9

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