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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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Yosemite Mist Trail and Vernal Fall Hike
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Beautiful but challenging climb

Great 1/2 day hike along the river/falls. Great angles for pics. I didn't use-nor recommend bringing-wet weather gear in the summer. The only negative.....soooo many steps/stairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
gerryv59
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Aptos, California
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Snoqualmie, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took this on the way to half dome. Going up in the dark was challenging with all the steps. On the way down we opted for the JMT to avoid the crowds, and from the number of people on the lower part of that trail, that was a wise move. Great scenery, but Disneyland like hordes of people detract from... More 

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great 1/2 day hike along the river/falls. Great angles for pics. I didn't use-nor recommend bringing-wet weather gear in the summer. The only negative.....soooo many steps/stairs. I was wishing the climb was over....and it just kept going....and going. My hip flexors were shot by the time I reached the top. But, it is well worth the temporary pain.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiked half dome and took this trail. It is very strenuous and lot of people get injured on it. Going up is tuff but coming down is more dangerous and I slipped twice so be very careful !!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the high point of our Yosemite experience. This was suitable as a half-day hike for a family with teenagers. Best start as early in the morning as possible to avoid the worst summer crowds and the mid-day heat. There are plenty of signs at the start of the trail warning you to take copious amounts of water. This... More 

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everywhere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family did not want to join, so I went on by myself which allows me to move on a little bit faster. Starting early, meaning before the crowd starts to get on the trails, allows you to move on quick and without much waiting at the stairs. So, I was up in no time and had lots of time to... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the hike going to half dome...there are always a lot of people but it's a nice place to stay for some minutes..would say a good trail for families but! a lot of stairs!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a challenging trail if you are in average shape. However, there is a lot to stop and look at, so you will have a lot of breaks. The first quarter of the trail (halfway up) is very crowded, steep and could be dangerous if it is wet. I went in August and it was not wet. Some people... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the Mist Trail though not quite all the way to Nevada Falls. We walked to Vernal Falls. The walk was quite hard going, the steps before you get to Vernal Falls were particularly steep. There is one water stop on route to refill bottles. Once at Vernal Falls there is the Emerald Pool where you can swim after... More 

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Porterville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moderate to difficult hike. Very scenic. Can see half dome, vernal falls and Nevada falls. We did not akeem it to Nevada falls. Couple of places have bathrooms and place to fill water bottles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 0.8 miles to the footbridge is mostly uphill so quite strenuous but the magnificent views all the way up make it worthwhile

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