|Name||Yosemite National Park - Half Dome|
|Summary||Hike to the top of Half Dome|
|Type||Day Hike - Out and Back|
|Distance (Total)||17.0 miles / 27.4 km|
|Elevation Gain||4,800 feet / 1,463 meters|
|Hiking Season||- Spring - Summer - Fall|
|Things To See||- Mountain Views - Summit - Waterfalls|
|Rating||Trail has not been rated.|
|Nearby Town||Yosemite National Park, California, United States|
|Permit Required||National Park Service Permit|
DO NOT BEGIN THIS ASCENT IF: 1) the cables are down, 2) there is any chance of rain (moisture makes the granite too slick for safety), or 3) there is any chance of lightning.
Follow the Mist Trail or John Muir Trail to Nevada Fall. Continue on the trail, following the signs to Half Dome. The last 900 feet (275 m) of trail is a very steep climb up the east side of Half Dome. Cables assist hikers on the final 400 feet (122 m). They consist of two steel cables, about 3 feet apart and suspended at arm's height from pipes set in the rock. The top of Half Dome is a fairly large and level open surface. Camping is not permitted on top of Half Dome.
Drive to Curry Village in Yosemite Valley in the park. Begin at Happy Isles (shuttle stop #16).
|Latitude||37.7404660092 degrees / 37° 44.428' / 37° 44' 25.68"|
|Longitude||-119.5738005638 degrees / -119° 34.428' / -119° 34' 25.68"|