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Vernal Fall

Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Diego, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You can feel the power of this waterfall as you're standing on the gorgeous man made rock stairs on your way up. Definitely a must see when you visit the park. You definitely get why the trail is called Mist Trail as you go up, definitely expect to get your hair wet.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was incredible to see the power of a waterfall up close. Since it was my very first time every, I was very impressed. Good views of the valley too.

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Temecula, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I loved the trail that takes you here! it is hilly! but is worth it! Hiking give you the face to face nature experience i was looking for.

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St. Louis, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We hiked to Vernal Falls in early July. It was very crowded. This was a strenuous hike that was uphill the whole way until you got to the top of the falls. There was a restroom and water station midway, which was very helpful. It was a great spot to have a snack. After this point, there were about 600... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Can reach via the Mist Trail or the Winter/Horse Trail. The Winter trail is about one mile longer and there are a lot of switch backs, but it is not as steep and not wet like the Mist Trail. We took the Mist Trail up but had to take the Winter Trail back since our 13 yo is scared of... More

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Orem, UT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The hike isn't easy, so bring lots of water and be in shape! Gorgeous views and water. Definitely a hike not to miss!

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Santee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family hiked Vernal Falls. The water wasn't flowing much but it was still a beautiful climb. If you are not used to hiking I advise you to rest often and enjoy the slow pace. Don't forget to bring water with you

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Franklin, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hard hike on knees and legs as you climb steep rock steps to the top. Be prepared. Take the Mist Trail up to Vernal and Nevada Falls and then the Muir Trail back down.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is the most visited "very strenuous hike" in Yosemite. If you can take your time & start early in the morning, do it. It is a must, but you need to be careful, especially once around the Falls b/c they are treacherous & can be deadly for thrill-seekers or foolish people.

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Hacienda Heights, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

lovely lovely trail! However! Beware if going in high season [summer] especially during the weekend! It was SO CROWDED!! The sights were beautiful but it was irritating to constantly feel as if you're waiting in line just to walk up the trail. The people were nice and respectful but it was too packed, everyone was right on top of eachother.... More

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