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Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

#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.

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  • 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.

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