Half Dome from the Snow Creek Trail area

Half Dome Overlook

Once you've climbed the Snow Creek Trail to the valley rim, veer off trail to the east (the trail, which has about as much brains as a pile of dirt, turns north and disappears into the woods here). You'll find an opening along the rim with views across the canyon to Half Dome. Explore at will, but - and this is an official recommendation - don't fall over the rim. The next floor is 2,600 feet down.

Half Dome from across the canyon near the Snow Creek Trail