Pictures of Half Dome, Yosemite

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Trail map

Half Dome from the Yosemite Valley

The route seen from Glacier Point

Towards the trailhead


Half Dome trailhead

Sign at the Happy Isle trailhead

Half Dome trailhead

Half Dome trailhead


Yosemite Falls from the trailhead

Vernal Falls from the bridge (end of the paved trail)

Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls


The rapids

The rapids


First junction (left for the Mist trail)

First junction (left for the Mist trail)

First junction (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)

First junction (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)


The Mist Trail ascends to the top of the falls

Mist Trail

Mist Trail

Mist trail


Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail


Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail


Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail


Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail


Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls


Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls

Mist Trail


Mist Trail

Vernal Falls

Vernal Falls


Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail


Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail

Mist trail


Mist trail

At the top of Vernal Falls

At the top of Vernal Falls

At the top of Vernal Falls


Top of Vernal Falls

Top of Vernal Falls

Top of Vernal Falls


Top of Vernal Falls

Top of Vernal Falls

Top of Vernal Falls

Top of Vernal Falls


Upstream from Vernal Falls

Upstream from Vernal Falls

Upstream from Vernal Falls

Upstream from Vernal Falls


At the bridge

Upstream from Vernal Falls

Upstream from Vernal Falls


On the way to Nevada Falls

On the way to Nevada Falls

On the way to Nevada Falls

On the way to Nevada Falls


Nevada Falls in the distance

Nevada Falls in the distance


Steps to Nevada Falls

Steps to Nevada Falls

Steps to Nevada Falls

Steps to Nevada Falls


Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls


Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Steps to Nevada Falls

Steps to Nevada Falls


Steps to Nevada Falls

Steps to Nevada Falls

Steps to Nevada Falls

End of the steps


Top of Mist Trail (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)

Top of Mist Trail (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)

Top of Mist Trail (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)


Nevada Falls in spring

Nevada Falls in spring

Nevada Falls

Detour: Top of Nevada Falls


Top of Nevada Falls

Top of Nevada Falls

Top of Nevada Falls

Top of Nevada Falls


Towards Little Yosemite Valley

Towards Little Yosemite Valley

Towards Little Yosemite Valley

Towards Little Yosemite Valley


The direction of Clouds Rest

Little Yosemite Valley

The trail reaches a meadow flanked by a peaceful creek (Little Yosemite Valley)

Little Yosemite Valley


Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley


Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley


Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley (reflections in the creek)

Little Yosemite Valley


Little Yosemite Valley

Half Dome from Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley


Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley

Little Yosemite Valley


After the meadow, a long series of switchbacks gain elevation rapidly.

Switchbacks after Little Yosemite Valley

In the forest above Little Yosemite Valley

In the forest above Little Yosemite Valley


In the forest

In the forest

In the forest

After Little Yosemite Valley


In the forest

In the forest

In the forest

In the forest


In the forest

In the forest above Little Yosemite Valley

Half Dome/Cloud's Rest junction (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)

Half Dome/Cloud's Rest junction (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)


The fork to Clouds Rest

The fork to Clouds Rest
For Clouds Rest click here


Up towards the steps

Up towards the steps

Up towards the steps

Up towards the steps


You can already see the steps and the cables

Top of the little dome before the steps

Views out of the forest

Views out of the forest


Views out of the forest

Views out of the forest

Views out of the forest


Views out of the forest

Views out of the forest

Views out of the forest

Views out of the forest


View of the Scalpel-like mountain (Mt Clark) and the concave domes over Little Yosemite Valley

View of Quarter Dome and Clouds Rest

North Dome across the valley

Towards the steps


Towards the steps

Steps and cables

Towards the steps


Towards the steps

Towards the steps

Beginning of the steps

Mountains over Little Yosemite Valley


On the steps

On the steps

On the steps


On the steps

On the steps

On the steps

On the steps


Top of the steps

Top of the steps

Top of the steps

Top of the steps


North Dome and Clouds Rest

Clouds Rest and Tenaya Canyon

Tenaya Canyon

Preparing for the cables


Preparing for the cables

Preparing for the cables

Preparing for the cables

Preparing for the cables


Preparing for the cables

Preparing for the cables

Preparing for the cables

The gloves


On the cables

On the cables

On the cables

On the cables


On the cables

On the cables


On the cables

On the cables

On the cables

On the cables


On the cables

Views from the top

Views from the top

Views from the top


Views from the top

Views from the top

Views from the top

Views from the top


Views from the top

Views from the top

The summit

The summit


The summit

The summit

The summit

The summit


The summit

The summit

The summit

The summit


The summit

The summit

The summit

The summit


The top of Half Dome

View from the top

View from the top

View northeast


The southern view

The southern view

The southern view

The southern view


The southern view

The southern view

The southern view

The southern view


Southern view

Upper Falls

El Capitan

Going back via the John Muir trail


Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls


Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls


Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls


Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls

Nevada Falls


Nevada Falls

John Muir trail

John Muir trail

John Muir trail


John Muir trail

John Muir trail

John Muir trail

John Muir trail


John Muir trail

John Muir trail

John Muir trail

John Muir trail


John Muir trail

John Muir trail

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