Hike Half Dome: Summit Challenge 2
This trek is so popular, we are offering it three times! Whether you are looking to tackle Half Dome for the first time or want the thrill of standing on the summit with new friends, this will be an unforgettable experience. The trip kicks off with a Friday-evening meeting in Yosemite Valley to go over what to expect on the trail, safety and Leave No Trace ethics. We begin backpacking early Saturday to Little Yosemite Valley, where we’ll camp for the night. On Sunday, we’ll hike to the cables to reach the summit before the heat, crowds and afternoon thunderstorms. You’ll get back down to Yosemite Valley in time to relax with a cold beverage in the afternoon. If you’re ready for a challenge, this is a good one. This one-night trek is even more enjoyable, because bear lockers and restrooms are provided at Little Yosemite Valley Campground.
Experience package includes camping July 18 & 20 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Curry Village July 18. 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.