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Mist Trail

Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
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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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Coronado, California
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229 reviews 229 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Get in shape before you come here. It's worth the effort. The views are amazing. Sunny days + water falls = rainbows, rainbows, rainbows. We came early in the morning when there were still few other hikers, but later on, we passed a lot of people on the way back (they were all very nice and polite). The views at... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
45 attraction reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

1. I checked my facebook page and was notified on March 14, 2014 that the Mist trail was open. Normally the upper part of the Mist trail is closed until May due to ice on the stairs. 2. We stayed at the Ahwahnee, and took the shuttle to Yosemite Village, and then a second shuttle to Happy Isles. It took... More

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Branson, Missouri
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144 reviews 144 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Ok, so I put that it is crowded in the title. That is the last I will talk about it. Yes, there are a lot of people on this trail, FOR A REASON! This is one of the signature trails in the National Park system. You will see amazing scenes of nature. The trail is pretty straightforward, you immediately begin... More

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Mass
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394 attraction reviews
562 helpful votes 562 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a crowded trail but very doable for most folks with a basic level of fitness. Vernal Fall is a great destination. It makes for great views and it cools you off as you sit and admire. Worth the walk if you can handle the summer crowds.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've climbed up and down this trail, and I'm stunned at how reckless people are. Every year we go, we hear about someone attempting to get close to the edge for photo purpose, or other reasons, and accidentally fall to their death. I climbed this with my 5 year old and she made it all the way to Vernal Falls.

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Dallas, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I could go on and on about the Mist Trail. It just amazing and such a rewarding hike. It is a little tough at times but just pull to the side if you're feeling out of breath and tired. It is so rewarding when you get to the top of Vernal Fall. Take this hike in....its truly a great expirence.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

There is a point at which you can turn around on this hike, as it is out and back, and not a loop, but at the first point, you can barely see the falls, so my boyfriend and I went all the way up the falls. I would not recommend it for anyone afraid of heights, or that is not... More

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Camarillo, California
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141 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Always a great walk from my campsite. It is hard to visit Yosemite without taking a hike on the Mist Trail. The trail leads to Vernal and Nevada Falls. Do bring extra socks and wear short as you are going to get wet. Also pack snacks and a water bottle. Just take your time. The trail can get crowded so... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Lots of steps towards the end of this trail. Take your time and enjoy the walk. Can fill up water bottles half way up and nice place to have a little rest if need be. A must do trail!!

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Even in a drought year there is still water over this falls. Best view of Vernal falls is from John Muir trail, above it. But be sure you like to hike, wear shoes and have water for this trail. And go in the morning hours. We go once-twice a year.

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