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Address: Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
Description: Eminently accessible and popular, the Mist Trail takes hikers through...
Eminently accessible and popular, the Mist Trail takes hikers through Yosemite National Park to Vernal Fall Bridge, the best place to watch the waterfall.
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Worth doing if you have the legs

Fairly strenuous hike and very busy so do it early in the day. I also recommend hiking just past the falls and taking the John Muir Trail back. The climb up to the ridge gives... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Jan G
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Waynesville, North Carolina

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

Fairly strenuous hike and very busy so do it early in the day. I also recommend hiking just past the falls and taking the John Muir Trail back. The climb up to the ridge gives you great views of the two falls. During the dry season (summer) you won't get wet while climbing all the steps - alot safer trip.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area of Yosemite, worth the time and the hike to get out of the Valley and into the beautiful and serene parts of Yosemite. By the way it is not that well marked. I would suggest getting a specific trail map before attempting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We hiked up to Vernal Falls on the Mist Trail and would certainly recommend it! The hike was more strenuous than we thought, but definitely worth it! 2 things: BRING WATER!! You will need at least one small bottle per person. We found one place to fill the bottles on the way up, and it was very much needed. It... More 

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

Just a gorgeous relatively easy hike to the Mirror Lake and back. It's a quieter place than Vernal Falls, less spectacular but that makes it all the more appealing. It will take 2-3 hours in total, you can explore quite a few trails (really worth it) or you can stay on the tarmac. Take the shuttle bus to stop 17... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Be ready to climb the stairs! Worth the view, but be prepared to be surrounded by squirrels at Vernal Falls!

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Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wow! With the waterfall, mist and all of the green moss and trees it looks like someplace out of Jurassic Park! A lot of steps, we were going down hill not sure how it is going up. Highly recommend! Just go slow so you can watch your steps. Can be slippery from the mist. We brought rain ponchos but didn't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The rock staircase can be quite treacherous, but it is better than walking up the switchback trail to get to the top. It is all uphill for well over a mile. Take your time and be sure to have on good shoes with good tread. The stairs are always wet when there is water going over the Vernal falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The way up was really hard and I did begin to wonder if anything could be worth the effort it took to get up there, but the views and pools at the top of the trail made any pain on the way up disappear. It was a great experience and I would 100% recommend it to anyone who wants to... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Hiked this with my spouse and 2 boys (ages 10 and 11). It's a pretty long trail made up of two parts. You can hike the first part of the trail, which is all paved. There are places along the way to rest or to just stop and enjoy the views. You cross a bridge at the end of the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very crowded on July 3, 2015. A little treacherous on the way down the trail is wet and slippery, if you have time continue up to Nevada Falls.

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Address: Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Yosemite National Park

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