Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Yosemite National Park  /  Half Dome

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

4.8
#3 of 22 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Must see · Geologic Formation · Lookout
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.
Source
Create an itinerary including Half Dome
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Half Dome reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
1,475 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.