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Address: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Description: Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green...
Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green foliage that surrounds it year-round and the rainbow mist it produces as the water cascades.
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Fabulous falls!

Two hour steep hike up and one hour down. But well worth it. One of the best water fall experiences ever.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Two hour steep hike up and one hour down. But well worth it. One of the best water fall experiences ever.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is so worth the walk!! We climbed the 1000ft to the top of this falls & it was very fun. It is quite tough in the heat but you walk through the mist of the falls for a while to cool you down. It's a gorgeous trail with rainbows in the falls & cool views at every single level,... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed hiking up the Mist Trail and down the John Muir trail. You'll get great views of both Vernal and Nevada Falls and on the return trip you will not have to fight all the people going up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The vernal fall hike or the "mist trail " is a very rewarding hike. My husband and I chose this as our big hike. It was a famous trail, we see some little kids as well on the trail, some stopped at the bridge. Amazingly enough, despite signs of well hydrating ourselves on the trails, I see a lot of... More 

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The hike to the top of Vernal Falls is gorgeous. You'll get a workout if you're not an experienced hiker, but most people can make the trip. The view is spectacular!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Of all the hikes we did, this was the most popular and beautiful. Very busy though, so go early. Lots of steps to reach the top of the falls - only for the pretty fit - but you get a great view from the bottom too.

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Vernal and Nevada Falls hike is the best hike that I have ever done. It does take a few hours and as you hike you are gaining elevation pretty much the entire way. Make sure you bring plenty of water (note: there is a place to fill up water bottles before you get to Vernal Falls). The hike to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The hike to the top of the falls is accessible to almost everyone. It does get a bit steep toward the top, but there were plenty of kiddos on the trail as I hiked. They were doing just fine. Not only is it beautiful, but you'll see lots of ground squirrels, birds, and flowers. Beautiful hike.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is my favorite hike. It's not extremely difficult, but is challenging and the view from the top of the falls is spectacular. I enjoy having picnic lunch at Emerald Pool and relaxing until it's time to hike back down. Beautiful trail.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

3mi round trip hike, with about 1,000ft elevation gain. Crowded hike and moderately strenuous, but totally worth the trek. Great views with an awesome pool and rock slide at the top. Can also continue on to Nevada falls and Half Dome.

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Address: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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