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Address: Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
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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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Unforgettable

This is an unforgettable hike. With the mist, there are rainbows, the sounds of powerful water and a beautiful hike. Just be careful as it can be slippery!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sunfl0wer3
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Mill Valley, California

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Pacific Grove, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing they allow ordinary folks to attempt this. Extremely crowded with groups of kids that make it more crazy. Good experience for kids but dangerous for the rest of us. Don't make the mistake we made, we hiked down the back side of the falls to avoid walking down with the crazies. It was about 8 mi. Sign said 5.... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an unforgettable hike. With the mist, there are rainbows, the sounds of powerful water and a beautiful hike. Just be careful as it can be slippery!

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Thank Sunfl0wer3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full of people making it very difficult and borderline dangerous. The sights are breath taking though. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank kevincZ6032WP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Mist trail is beautiful!! You pass Vernal and Nevada falls en route to the trail that takes you up to half dome if you can get a pass to do so. There can be a lot of water on this trail to make things very slippery. Be extra careful when there is higher water volume. Some people take the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I've done this hike twice - once in July and once in May. I would definitely recommend doing the trail during spring or the earlier months of summer as that is when the falls are full and most beautiful. This is a must see hike in Yosemite, my favorite in the park. The falls are beautiful, from the rainbows coming... More 

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Thank morgiee
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This was a great hike! Not too long, not too steep. The only challenge was the last part where the trail was rocky, wet and slippery. During our visit it was hot, and the water of the waterfall was nice and refreshing. Nice to sit a bit on top of the waterfall before you go back again. Bring some food... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

When most other waterfalls have dried up, this trail still gives access to some waterfall views. It was about 3 hours round-trip and was a scenic and enjoyable walk.

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Thank Mark C
Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

From the point where the shuttle bus drop you off to the top of Vernal Falls is a fairly moderate hike. The trail is well established and in many places a feat of engineering. There are portions of the trail near the base of Vernal Falls yay are exposed to the mist coming off the falls. Mist can be a... More 

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Houston tx
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

THis is an easy trip from the free bus loop... Take the bus out- get dropped off at the bast of the trail head and its a relatively easy hike-(there are uphills- be aware of that).. but its been paved most of the way. Vernal and Navada Falls are some of the most spectacular falls in the park- not very... More 

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

awesome hike for all ages at your own pace. never gets old. always magnificent. safety railing for the really scary parts. not for me but with little ones.

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