Half Dome is the most iconic and iconic element of the Yosemite National Park. Located in the heart of the park, near Yosemite Village, it is a part of Yosemite Valley, being a granite dome rising more than 4,000 feet from its base. Popular among hikers and climbers, Half Dome is also among the most photographed natural landscapes on Earth. The most popular trail for reaching Half Dome is about 14.2 miles long, and although it can be done in a day, most hikers opt for camping overnight. What makes this trail so popular is that it offers stunning views of famous sights such as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls, Liberty Cap and Olmsted Point. The top of Half Dome is a great place to take a break, watch a spectacular sunset, and enjoy the wonderful natural environment.