Summit Half Dome: 3-day, 2-night Yosemite Backpacking

activity phptp
level Adult
style Backpacking
challenge Strenouos
age 15

$ 599.00

 Join us for an adventure of a lifetime - reaching the summit of Half Dome, beginning at the iconic galcier point and exiting via the mist trail. Experience the Beauty and adventure that make this one of America's best stretches of wilderness. See for yourself why Half Dome is one of the most photographed natural wonders in the world.

 The hike includes Half Dome permits. We hike past meandering creeks, through old growth forest, past epic waterfalls and will have exceptional views of Half Dome.  The itinerary covers 24 miles of Yosemite's most amazing terrain and is lead by Treks and Tracks' experienced,  certified guides.






Day 1: After taking the morning shuttle tour (approx. 1.5 hours) to Glacier Point we have a snack and get our packs ready and head down the trail. We hike 4 miles  to illilouette creek, where we spend our first night.

Day 2: Today is a fairly strenuous, but beautiful day, where we cover 8.5 miles of  varied terrain. We make our way to Nevada Falls where breathtaking views bring us into Little Yosemite Valley. If conditions and timing allow, a cool dip in the Merced River is a pleasant stop. Then a beautiful uphill stretch brings us to our second camp, where wildlife is plentiful! 

Day 3: This is an action packed day! An alpine start (2:00 am!) brings us to the base of the Half Dome trail where we strategically stash our heavy packs. Then 2 miles of strenuous uphill and 800 feet of cables takes us to a sunrise on the summit! A small bite to eat and a million photos and we make our way back to the packs before the crowds and heat arrive. Then after Little Yosemite Valley, we descend the epic mist trail where we pass below Nevada and Vernal falls and finally back to our vehicles and Pizza and beer! All in all, this day, we cover 10.5 miles, and descend 4800 feet!

This is an incredible adventure, we look forward to seeing you on one of these Treks!







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check Half Dome and Wilderness Permits included
check Learn backpacking skills such as wilderness safety protocols and gear requirements
check Participate on an unforgetable experience of Tolkien level proportions


What to expect



  • Strenuous hiking, while carrying a 30-40 pound pack 
  • Hiking up to 10.5 miles at elevation in a single day
  • Up to 2700 feet of elevation gain in one day (summit day)
  • An epic adventure of a lifetime!

We provide



  • Backpack and tent
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Wilderness and Half Dome permits
  • Dinner, breakfast and camp kitchen
  • Water purification system
  • First aid kit, map and compass


You bring



  • Quick dry clothing, warm layers and bathing suit (gear list provided)
  • Lunch for 3 days
  • Camera, pocket knife
  • "Broken in" hiking shoes/boots