Yosemite and Tioga Pass Area

The Half Dome Cable Route hike runs from the valley floor to the top of the dome in 8.2 mi (via the Mist Trail), with 4,800 ft of elevation gain. The final 400 ft ascent is steeply up the rock between two steel cables used as handholds. In past years, as many as 1,000 hikers per day have sometimes climbed the dome on a summer weekend, and about 50,000 hikers climb it every year. Look closely to see the row of climbers.