Hike Half Dome: The Easy Way
Here’s your chance to summit Half Dome while taking time to enjoy the grand views along the way. Without rushing to beat the crowds or weather, you can look forward to a relaxed and peaceful Half Dome experience. This trip kicks off with a Thursday-evening meeting in Yosemite Valley to discuss the following three days on the trail, safety and Leave No Trace ethics. Meet in Yosemite Valley Friday morning, where an experienced Yosemite expert will lead your five-mile hike to camp in Little Yosemite Valley, stopping to admire two iconic waterfalls along the way. The next day, summit the cable route of Half Dome and make a leisurely return to camp for a second night in Little Yosemite Valley. The return descent back to the Valley is on the third day. This two-night trek is even more enjoyable, because bear lockers and restrooms are provided at Little Yosemite Valley Campground.
Experience package includes camping Aug. 7 & 10 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Curry Village Aug. 7 & 10. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Both packages include Half Dome and wilderness permits. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.
Take a quick glimpse of Half Dome by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Half Dome.