Half Dome Hiking Permit Lottery Begins March 13th

In Half Dome
down the cables of half dome

After a bit of a delay, the annual for Half Dome summit permits will begin on March 13th at 7:00am PDT.

Permits are required for all hikers wishing to ascend the subdome steps and the Half Dome cables seven days a week when the cables are up.

During the preseason lottery, 225 permits are available for each day that the cables are up with a limited number of permits available by daily lottery during the hiking season.

For the latest information on the Half Dome preseason lottery, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm.

If you plan on staying overnight in Little Yosemite Valley you will need a separate permit for that also as space is limited and dispersed camping is not allowed. For more information please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdwildpermits.htm.

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