Half Dome Hike in Visual Form

 
 

The Half Dome Hike is one of the most incredible and unique hikes you can accomplish in California

 
Vernal Falls on the way to Half Dome

Vernal Falls on the way to Half Dome

 

Huge waterfalls and endless granite stairs lead you to a monstrous granite dome that looks like it was cut in half by the sword of a god

This hike is not for the faint of heart

 
The Half Dome Cables

The Half Dome Cables

 

An 8-mile steep uphill trail takes you all the way to the north-eastern face of Half Dome

Here, you're presented with an option.

 
 

Go the final stretch, a death-defying climb up the Half Dome Cables, or pack your bags and head back home

If you make it all the way to the top of Half Dome, you're presented with one of the best views on Earth

 
A picnicking couple sitting atop Visor Rock and the view of Yosemite Valley down below

A picnicking couple sitting atop Visor Rock and the view of Yosemite Valley down below

 

Check out more pictures from the Half Dome Hike below

If you want to read more about Yosemite or the Half Dome Hike, check out our articles:

Half Dome Hike: A step by step how-to guide for the Half Dome Hike

Yosemite Camping and Hiking: A detailed travel guide for camping and hiking in Yosemite National Park

 
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