Yosemite National Park announces Half Dome preseason lottery

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YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA – AUGUST 28: A view of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite Nationall Park, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn on the western edge of Yosemite National Park, the valley floor of the park remains open. The Rim Fire has charred more than […]

Attention Hikers! 

The 2019 preseason lottery to get permits to hike Half Dome will open Mar. 13 at 7 a.m., Yosemite National Park announced on Tuesday. 

In order to go on the hike, you are required to have a permit. The lottery will close on Mar. 31 at 9 p.m.

Hikers are able to go up Half Dome seven-days a week when cables are up, typically from late May to early October.

Every spring, park rangers put cables up and at the end of the season in fall, they take them down.

In addition to the preseason lottery, a daily lottery will begin during the hiking season.  

There are 225 permits available per day for the preseason lottery.

Click here for more information on how to get your permit.  

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