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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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  • 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 »
  • this granite peak to me is by far the most majestic. the rounded aspect of it is amazing and it can even be climbed if you can do a huge hike and climb the cables.  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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