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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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One of our favorite hikes of all time! Wonderful hike up the Mist Trail with my 2 sons (both in H.S.). We visited the first week of June a few years back (ignore the date field... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite hikes of all time! Wonderful hike up the Mist Trail with my 2 sons (both in H.S.). We visited the first week of June a few years back (ignore the date field below, it only goes back 1 yr but this review had to be posted)! When we started at the bottom in the morning, the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Mist Trail is one of the busiest in Yosemite Valley area. It's within walking distance to Curry Village. The free bus system drops people off right near the trail head. It's a relatively short hike, but please beware that it is absolutely not an easy hike up to Nevada Fall. There is significant elevation gain in a short period,... More 

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Turlock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the driest springs ever so not near so slippery as it's reputation. Doesn't change the fact that you should have good footwear. Surely brings to light how dangerous the rocks can be when you are able to see where things can get trapped during wetter times.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the must do things at Yosemite National Park. This is a 5 hour trail. A bit strenuous, however, offers very rewarding views. Worth all the effort. Cover both the Nevada and Vernal falls. Make sure that you leave for this hike at an appropriate time so that you return back before the sun sets.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great hike that is not to strenuous. Be prepared to get a little wet when climbing the steep steps up to the first waterfall. Best to walk the Mist Trail up, and then return via the John Muir Trail.

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College Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a strenuous hike, but it is so SO worth it. If you are only going up to Vernal falls and not continuing to Nevada Falls, I recommend doing the hike earlier in the day or later in the afternoon. It is very crowded around 11am or noon. If you do plan to hike up to Nevada Falls,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was an awesome hike I had read about online. My friend and I only had a few hours, so we decided to hike to Vernal Falls, then a little higher and take a different route down. Take water! It gets very hot while you are hiking, although they have a refill station before the stairs. We took the John... More 

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I love hiking this trail in the early summer when there is a lot of water and the mist from the falls cools you off. There are a lot of granite steps to climb on this hike so if you have bad knees...beware! Since the granite steps are wet I don't recommend bringing young kids. If you are lucky there... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Easy hike (okay, moderate hike) up to the top of Vernal Fall. You will get wet the last quarter of the hike, but it's worth it on a warm summer day.

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The trail(up and up) to Vernal Fall and it continues to Nevada Fall. NOT to be hiked in flip flops. Excellent paved trail however. The trail past Vernal Fall will be wet with lots of spray when the Fall is really going so rain gear is needed. A must hike. Vernal Fall is at 5044 feet in elevation and Nevada... More 

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

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