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Beautiful trail! Completed the hike this morning (8/3). We arrived around 7:15 because we wanted to park in the upper lot. There were about four spots left. When we left around 10am, the gates to the upper lot were closed. If you want to park there, definitely plan to arrive before 7:30am. Fairly easy trail and beautiful light through the trees at this time of day.

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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Hiking

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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Hiking

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

Michael Jones reviewed Olmsted Point Nature Trail
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Absolutely stunning views. Not very crowded at all right now, possibly due to the reservation system.

Tanner Phillips reviewed Columbia Rock Trail
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Trail is all up hill. Saw a bear cub on the way down so be near aware on this hike.

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Chris Mastrodicasa reviewed Washburn Trail
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Dusty

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Jenna L reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Hiking

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.

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Beautiful. We started hiking at 7 am, took us 3.5 hours. So recommend this time of day. Saw basically no one and the light through the trees was amazing. Pretty easy trail - but I definitely felt the altitude towards the peak. Saw lots of squirrels, deer, and more.

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Cristina Spicer reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Hiking

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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Hiking

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!

Jaime Hoover reviewed Clouds Rest Trail via Tenaya Lake
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Such a good little hike! Ended up being 15 miles. I really enjoyed it. Super pretty and perfect weather!! Everyone pick up your trash though!

femalehiker .com reviewed Eagle Peak Trail
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Finished this trail yesterday and it’s a beaut! I know tracking devices have a pretty big margin of error but wow are the distances messed up. My iPhone: 16 miles My husbands iPhone: 14.8 miles My Suunto watch: 14.2 miles but split 9 miles up and 5 miles down Maybe the better measure is that it took us 5.5 hours up in the heat and with a 45 min water refill break, and 2.5 hours back down in cooler weather. Views of half dome are beautiful at Eagle Peak. Some folks said they saw bears but we never did. Stay safe, drink water!

Ashish Shinde reviewed El Capitan Trail (historical)
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Good hike. Last section of the trail going around the rocks is not clearly visible. On our way down, about 1 mile to trailhead on the right side, we saw a bear cub. I would recommend knee braces and hiking poles.

B Sommer reviewed Olmsted Point Nature Trail
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Incredible views if you don't have a lot of time for a long hike or just driving through Highway 120.

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Kevin Ferret reviewed Mount Hoffman Trail
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Kimberly Marie reviewed Inspiration Point Trail
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Very rocky, bring hiking poles for the descent if you have them. View from Inspiration Point was kinda uninspiring lol.

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Kelly Ireland reviewed Washburn Trail
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Hiking

Nice, mostly shaded moderate two mile out and bike trail to starting point. Grizzly Bear Loop trail totally worth it. Elevation gain is slow and steady. Bring water - it gets hot!

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sam graza reviewed Mount Dana Summit Trail
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Awesome summit day. As others have said it's gentle enough for first 3/4 mile then gets fairly steep. Views from the top as others have said are very impressive.

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Ali Malik reviewed Upper Yosemite Falls Trail
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Nice easy trail for the whole family. There is a lot of option to go further or return back. Tip: try to come to the park before 7:30am to be able to park by the park entrance. The gate closes at 7:30am to oncoming park visitors. You will then have to park your car on the lower lot which is still another 2miles away from mariposa grove trail.

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Herbert Yu reviewed Half Dome Trail
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Wonderful views.

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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.

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