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Chen L. reviewed Half Dome Trail
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c l reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Best and most exhausting hike of my life. I firmly believe there is no other way to do it in August but the sunrise approach: when temps reach 90+ degrees during the day, save yourself from exhaustion by doing half of it before sunrise (1-6am). - we reset our sleep schedule the day before by staying up until 4am, getting up at 8am, then sleeping again in the late afternoon - we reached the subdome right when the sky was getting light. Beautiful emerging from the dark forest and getting to see the faint blush over the surrounding range turn into the sunrise - It’s pitch black but you’ll get views on the way down - only saw 10 other people on the way up, you basically have the trail to yourself. it is usually very crowded - on the way down we constantly had to pull up our masks and dodge other people - no line on the cables and you can relax and have breakfast at the top almost alone Tips: - this is very, very physically demanding. Bring poles, sunscreen, big sun hats, and any joint braces you might need - 4L water absolute minimum, more if you’re starting post sunrise. It is very hot and very dry - bring calorie and protein dense snacks, energy gels (I’ve seen 100cal/oz suggested) - use a water bladder like a camelbak to make hydrating easy

Ekaterina Komissarova reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Hey if anybody have extra space in their permit for Wed Aug 5 text me 323-4988006 Thanks

Nick Goldston reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Best hike of my life. Absolutely incredible views almost the entire time. Very doable for most fit people. The cables are no joke. Gloves are not an option. If you’re afraid of heights this will be a very serious challenge. You MUST get gloves, I recommend rubberized work gloves. You aren’t getting up without a permit unless you get lucky and another group is willing to take you with them. We left at 6AM at the start and that seemed like the perfect start. Incredibly beautiful hike, I think 3 liters of water would be a minimum. Take the John Muir trail detour on the way down. Even if you don’t feel you can do the cables, the view from right before them is almost as good as it gets. Bring at least 1,500 calories of food. I ate about 3,500 throughout the hike. My crew was severely underprepared with nutrition and I was the only one who still had energy the next day.

Nitya Sheth reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail
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I read this in several reviews that people were not bringing enough water or not wearing appropriate shoes, I was one of them and my experience was not so pleasant initially. So, if you are planning for this hike, please have appropriate hiking gear - Hiking shoes (not the running shoes), 4L of water, hiking sticks to assist, 2 protein bars. I don't see a lot of people mentioning about number of miles, but this hike is not 7.2 miles, it is at the very least 10 miles hike. We were 4 people who completed this hike and it showed 9.6miles to 11.35 miles distance in Apple Watch activity app for exactly the same distance covered. Although the elevation gain was about 3000ft in all four of our watches. Having said that, I recommend to start early. We started at 1:30pm and we were faced with additional challenges like it got really dark around 7:30pm. It takes 7-8hours of time to finish the hike. The last 1.5 hours was a night mare, we got bit by tons of bugs and we were really scared in the last part. Do not start after 10am. As far as the overall experience goes, undoubtedly, this was one of the hardest, most adventurous and unexpected hikes we have ever done. While going up, it was bright day light and certainly very pleasant weather supporting us to climb up, but because of the fact that its extremely steep, we all needed water frequently. Once we reached up there, we loved the incredible views, took about half hour of rest and started down. It didn't feel too tough while climbing downwards but it cerainly was really time consuming because of the running shoes we were wearing. All 4 of us safely finished the hike and we felt extremely accomplished after and we brought back tons of memories. I recommend this hike for practiced hikers and with other recommended measures to reduce unneeded challenges. It was amazing and while I write this review, I am already feeling great about it!

Oscar Carballo reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Best hike I’ve done so far, tough but doable Very scenic great hike would do it again Bring plenty of water 4 liters is good, hydrate your self the day before the hike and eat well and you will be fine enjoy. My 16 year old son and I had a blast

Jenna L reviewed Half Dome Trail
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One of the most unique hikes in the country! Hiked on 8/2 and got the permit for the cables back in April. Great time to visit Yosemite - low crowds due to Covid. If you are returning before 4pm, you have the take the John Muir Trail back instead of the Mist Trail. It adds about 1.5 miles to the trip. Hike wound up being closer to 17/18 miles for us.

Cristina Spicer reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Favorite hike ever. Gloves are essential, 5 liters of water and a half dozen cliff bars.

Luke Zumpano reviewed Half Dome Trail
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This hike should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list! With that being said it is difficult with much of the difficultly occurring in the beginning with the many flights of stairs and the sub dome. The dome itself is intimidating just keep that in mind when you arrive but it’s not as bad as it may seem. Bring gloves that is absolute must. They recommend to bring 4 L of water for the way up but you also need some water for the way down so plan on 6-8 L. There is a body of water about 2.5 miles away from the dome that you can use to fill up on water if you have a water filter. The app says the hike is 15 mi but in reality it’s probably 18 mi because the shuttles are down. In the end though, spectacular views that you will not see anywhere else!

Amanda Medellin reviewed Chilnualna Falls Trail
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This trail was hard with my 5 year old. I think had we been just my husband and I, we would have explored a bit more. We ended up stopping at the very bottom of the fall near the bridge and playing in the water. It is very beautiful would go again.

Karen Potter reviewed Lower Chilnualna Falls Trail
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What a cool, short hike to see an amazing waterfall. There was a nice pool for the kids to play in. Water was COLD but the kids had a blast. Last part of the hike down to the pool was a bit challenging for kids and my older mom. She stayed up top and enjoyed watching from above. The rest of the group got great pictures on the “mermaid rock.”

Karen Potter reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
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This is a nice, flat, kid-friendly trail to see a nice waterfall. It’s more like a short walk than a hike, but good for the kids.

Clara Vargas reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
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Easy trail!

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Ali Malik reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail
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Herbert Yu reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Wonderful views.

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Arcelia Ruiz reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
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Easy, short trail with not much elevation gain but still beautiful view of lower Yosemite falls. Trail is paved and shaded too and people were swimming in the pool of the falls when we reached the viewing area of the falls.

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Hiking to Nevada Falls is not for the faint of heart. Difficult hike. Start early, bring snacks, plenty of water and motivation. The view from the descent from John Muir Trail made the hike worth the effort.

Jordan Card reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
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Easy trail for the family to do to see lower Yosemite falls.

Kelly Ireland reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
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Easy stroll among beautiful shaded trees. Wide field of river rocks to practice your balancing zen. Falls is at a trickle but still a worthwhile view.

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David W. reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
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Easy

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Intcher Bramlett reviewed Lower Yosemite Falls Trail
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Easy stroll, paved and dog friendly

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Varun Gupta reviewed Nevada Falls via the Mist Trail
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Gorgeous but crowded

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Alex Sarkissian reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail
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Tough, beautiful hike. Hope you like switchbacks :)

Debashish Barua reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail
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Ashish Shinde reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail
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