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All reviews the john muir trail nevada falls great hike worth the effort happy isles elevation gain steep hike bring plenty of water hiking boots granite steps emerald pool decent shape spectacular views day hike coming down merced river picnic lunch
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

My kids (13 and 11) and I (36...haha) did this trail combined with the Mist and John Muir. The crowd (and air) get thin as you near the top. It is fairly strenuous as it is all up up up, but doable imho if you're...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank KRM210
Reviewed November 6, 2018

You have to see.. Its worth seeing this waterfalls take a day trip and plan it. you will love it. Thank you

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 328abbief
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Loved this hike, the views at the top are fantastic, but it is a steep hike, you should be in good shape.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OCDane
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This was a great hike and well worth seeing both Vernal and Nevada Falls. I do suggest going the long way down as it is a bit easier on the knees and not as many travelers on the trail coming up.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ronnieheller
Reviewed October 24, 2018

It's strenuous climbing (walking) 2000 ft but worth it. Allow 5-6 hours round trip. 3 of those for photo stops! Take John Muir back, bit longer but easier as less steep coming down. Take the falls route going up.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Meander580853
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

A steep walk but well worth it in the end fabulous views all the way up. The footpath was a little rugged in places especially towards the top on the mist trail. Hiking shoes or good trainers needed as it gets a little slippery in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stephenmX179GT
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We were here in the beginning of October and the waterfal was very very poor. What Ive seen on the pictures and what I saw in reality was two different things. But okay, may be not an appropriate time for visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Navigate822544
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The trail is paved most of the way to the falls, with drinking fountains and bathrooms along the route. While the falls weren't roaring in September, the water was still flowing. The hike to the falls is steeper than expected, but beautiful at every step.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank jtilt2008
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This hike is not for those out of shape! My husband and I consistently work out and this hike was not the easiest. However it was 100% worth every step! The views from the top are breathtaking. Some things of note: there are massive steps...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jdfurlong
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Stunning views, excellent walking, amazing waterfalls! A must-do for anyone visiting California! The views from Glacier Point were fantastic and it was a great walk back down to Half Dome Village from here!

Date of experience: July 2018
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nada_m_d
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Response from Motorfuzz | Reviewed this property |
You'll be hoofing it! Take it easy and bring some water. Make sure you have good hiking shoes that fit, especially for downhill.
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