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Half Dome via Little Yosemite Valley

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Itinerary

Happy Isles Trailhead
3.7 mi • 2,300 ft gain
Little Yosemite Valley
10.7 mi • 3,000 ft gain
Happy Isles Trailhead
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a Yosemite National Park Wilderness Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

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Jun 30 – Jul 6

Limited number of permits available.

3 options


A

Passed Online lottery

OpensJan 1412:01 AM PST
ClosesJan 2011:59 PM PST
Jan 14–20
Enter lottery
Enter lottery

B

Passed Online reservations

OpensJan 269 AM PST
Closes3 days ahead11:59 PM PDT
Jan 26 – 3 days ahead
Book online
Passed Unclaimed lottery permits release: Jan 26 at 9 AM PST
Last-minute release: 7 days ahead at 7 AM PDT
Book online

C

In-person reservations

OpensDay of8 AM PDT
ClosesDay of5 PM PDT
day of
No additional permits released

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the Yosemite National Park Wilderness Permit application:

Entry PointHappy Isles → Little Yosemite Valley
Exit PointHappy Isles → Little Yosemite Valley
Camp AreaLittle Yosemite Valley

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