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Mist Trail

Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Trails
Owner description: Eminently accessible and popular, the Mist Trail takes hikers through Yosemite National Park to Vernal Fall Bridge, the best place to watch the... more » Owner description: Eminently accessible and popular, the Mist Trail takes hikers through Yosemite National Park to Vernal Fall Bridge, the best place to watch the waterfall. « less
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Brentwood CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you only have a couple of hours to hike out of the Yosemite valley floor this is a good hike. You will get wet along the way, it will be crowded, and hiking poles are recommended, especially if you are returning down the trail from the top of Vernal Falls. But, you will never forget this experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very nice hiking tour to falls. Easy to hike, excelent views. No special equipment necessary.Recommend it.

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Murrieta, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We didn't go in December but in the spring; the trail can be very steep and slippery, but the mist coming off the falls is beautiful to see and cooling as you're trudging up the steep steps. Be careful and don't take small kids unless they are under your strict control and are adventurous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I and 15 year old daughter did this trail all the way to Nevada Fall and came back on the John Muir trail on August 7,2014 and had a fantastic hike . In order to enjoy this trail to its fullest, I think you should be in a fit condition. We arrived at the trailhead parking lot... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Whew! We climbed about a million stairs up, and the steepness was something else. But it was like being in another world for us Midwesterners. The falls were gorgeous, even in the dryness of August. Lots of interesting little plants and flowers along the way. We took Muir Trail back because we could quite handle going down all those same... More

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Londom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Please be advised this walk has varying degrees of difficulty, but the end result is worth it. The first mile of the trail is almost 90% uphill- this is arguably the hardest. After this, there are steep steps, followed by a rail-assisted very steep incline close to the mountain side. These steps are challenging, but you have the Vernal waterfall... More

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Halifax
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37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visiting Yosemite for the first time and on a slight time path, we were told to visit Mist Trail. And boy, I'm glad we did. Yes, its popular. But is popular because its worth seeing. To those people who complain its busy..hey, you're also one of the numbers! The walk starts off leisurely, gradually climbing higher. Some times on a... More

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kentucky
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We did the Panorama Trail, coming down from Glacier Point and ending with the Mist Trail. I highly, highly recommend this....8 miles, fantastic views, come by three waterfalls. Mist Trail is very aptly named...you will get soaked. We wore ponchos and I videotaped the hike from Vernal down. Yes, just like something out of a movie. Thunderous falls, heavy spray.... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You start off on the trail thinking you are almost there but it goes on...and up! But you are rewarded with fantastic views. We went all the way up to the top of the falls, even with a 5 year old in tow. Be prepared for a hike, but it's well worth it.

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Groves, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was a welcome to our hike to the top of vernal falls. I felt like I was in a King Kong movie. The winds carry the mist through the small arch getting through to the rest if the trail. It was extremely hot till we got there and were misted heavily with the water. Felt amazing. Be careful as... More

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