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6 hours ago

Did this years ago when my little brother lived there....

on Half Dome Trail

6 hours ago

The view at the top of half dome and the feeling of accomplishment is worth every bit of sweat (and fear). Our group began from the Trailhead parking lot a little before midnight and reached the top of subdome around 5am, waited until it got a bit brighter and got to the top of half dome before 6am to watch the sunrise. Hiking up at night was great to avoid the heat and crowds. I probably sweat more on the way down in the sun than I did on the way up in the dark. We took the Mist Trail up (which is currently completely dry) and JMT down to save our knees. For me, the cables (especially going down) was quite terrifying. We were the first group on the cables so we thought it'd be best to leave large gaps between everyone while climbing. There were parts on the way down where I slid from plank to plank (even with very grippy hiking boots). I feel like if we had been there during a busier part of day, it may have been less scary with smaller distances between people and being forced to go much slower. We stayed at the top for almost an hour and got back to the car around noon. On the way down, we did encounter a ranger who was on her way up to subdome and asked to see our permit.

Just an amazing hike with every step a picture perfect opportunity. Very family friendly but like others have mentioned, water shoes or waterproof hiking boots are a good idea. Don’t go in a hurry, and enjoy natures artwork.

Did this trail this morning. Arrived around 0630 (Monday) was a little busy but not to bad. The hike up was good, a little challenging in some spots. It’s a lot like the Incline in Manitou Springs, Co only in worse shape. The hike is worth the view from the top.

hiking
7 hours ago

My friend and I hiked this trail with our kids (ages 4, 5, 8 & 9) in August of 2017 and they handled it beautifully. It is a bit steep in places but we took our time. The views from the top are spectacular...you can see where prairie meets the mountains. A great half day hike!

Have done angels landing 4 times and will most likely not do it again unless they start some form of permit or limited hikes per day, etc. There is way too many inexperienced people on this hike. I've seen people in flip flops, bare foot holding dress shoes, 5 year old kids crying. This is NOT a place for any of that. They make the trail dangerous. There are times were you're standing on the side of a cliff have to inch around people due to so much traffic. Too many tourists who should not be up there. On a another note, beautiful views from the top. Get on the first bus of the day to beat the crowds.

hiking
10 hours ago

Went during sunset, real awesome, unfrotunately lots of smoke from the fires that fill up the central valley. Hike is easy.

Did this trail yesterday with my wife. It was hot and humid at 8am... and the Sun decided to personally watch the slope. But, it was great! We finished the climb and spent a good 40 mins at the top.

Note, there is a "bridge" area of about 35 steps that is suspended over like a 30 ft drop... it is not challenging to cross but if you are squeamish, there is a safer bypass which is short and easy, we took the bypass on the way down.

The trail is heavily trafficked which is not a bad thing. Sometimes people coming up behind you is motivation enough to keep going. We rested every 30 steps for the most part, sipped lots of water enroute and made it up with relative ease. We saw folks climbing with babies strapped to their back. We also saw a few ladies doing the climb with 30 lb weights... insane!

Overall, great activity!

Challenging but totally worth the view at the top!

hiking
13 hours ago

Rolled my ankle but still had a blast!

Good little trail to get you going

What else can you say that hasn’t already been said? Exhausting, exhausting hike but well worth the effort. Like many others, we hiked up the Mist Trail and down the John Muir trail, which we felt was a good choice. We started at 4 AM, and returned to our car at 1:30 PM. You will be in for a LONG, exhausting day of hiking!

hiking
14 hours ago

Get there early to find parking. This trail starts downward and connects with Rubicon. Beautiful waterfall. The hike back was up hill yuck

This hike was awesome! I did it back in April, 2018, before the storm. I took the advice others have given and got on one of the first buses out and had little traffic on the way up but lots on the way down.

Hands down the greatest hike I’ve ever done. The first day we went to do it (June 29) it was completely fog and snow covered which was super haunting and spooky. We heard an avalanche on the upper mountain, wish we got to actually see it. The next week we went back and a huge portion of the snow was gone near the bottom, and the views were INSANE. Absolutely amazing, expect to cry when you see the mountain and the view from panorama point.

AMAZING. Did this with some storm clouds in the distance which is terrifying and definitely not recommended, but absolutely breath taking.

frankly, one of the highlights of my hiking career. Dogs carried their own water. Beautiful and tranquil.

Cash only! Great views and easy hike for families. Get there early to avoid the crowd.

If you want the classic Instagram photo with Mount Rainier, this is the place to go. There are many rocks to take pictures off of along the way and great views. When we went, there was smoke from the BC wildfires so we didn’t get a good view of Mount Si and Mount Hood. The total hike took about 2 hours, but with photo shoots along the way, we took about 4 hours in total.

hiking
19 hours ago

fun hike with great views, had been raining the morning of, making the trail quite slippery.

Amazing!!! Sadly, the smoke was bad.

Amazing!!! Sadly, the smoke was bad.

hiking
21 hours ago

Perfect short easy hike for glacier. If you’re looking to get away from the crowds hit the Reynolds trail for a mile or two near the overlook of Hidden Lake. We did on the way back and went from passing people every 30 seconds to not seeing a soul around us, real quick. Views were obstructed from the smoke but still beautiful 8/15/18

Winding roads up to the summit, short, scenic hike with a pretty sweet firewatch tower.

What an absolute blast! The trail is well maintained and wide. Talk about spectacular views! I highly recommend for avid and intense hikers!

Awesome trail. Quick and easy. You can relax at the pool just past the bridge.

Fantastic scenery. Try and do the walk at sunrise or sunset. Avoid peak season if you can. If you have the time, combining this walk with Peekaboo Trail means you'll avoid a lot of the crowds.

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Very short and easy. Short hike for end of day to avoid the crowd.

We enjoyed fabulous views with sightings of several families of big Horn Sheep! lots of young ones that made me a little nervous for their safety on the step cliffs, but I'm sure they know what they're doing!
At the end of the trail you are rewarded with a beautiful and fantastical photo opportunity!

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