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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 Hike from Sacramento
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Yosemite Mist Trail and Vernal Fall Hike

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Breath taking climb (literally!)

Amazing short hike, lots of climb but the views and swim pool at the top of Vernal superb. There's a water stop and toilets at the first bridge but do take plenty of water you'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing short hike, lots of climb but the views and swim pool at the top of Vernal superb. There's a water stop and toilets at the first bridge but do take plenty of water you'll need it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mist trail is one of the best trails in yosemite national park. The breathtaking views are really worth the effort

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting California for my husband's 50th birthday. We only had two and a half days in Yosemite, so I did a lot of research to maximize what we got see. We wanted to do some hiking, not just ride the shuttle from site to site. The Mist Trail did not disappoint! We got on the trail early, around... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Mist Trail up to Vernal Falls and hiked the John Muir Trail back down to avoid walking down the steps. The whole hike took us about 3 hours and 45 minutes including a small lunch break at the top of Vernal Falls. The whole family loved the hike and felt like we accomplished something together! The steps... More 

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midwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the loop up the Mist Trail, seeing Vernal Falls, then Nevada Falls, then back down the John Muir. We're not in the best of shape, but, you're so excited by all the beauty that you keep on going with miraculous energy. It was great!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We started early morning at 8:30 and were grateful we did as it became very hot after. We came down the John Muir trail which has s slightly longer but easier . The views are simply amazing, and they just get better and better. You need at least one full bottle of water per person. Ideally 2 but we were... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a difficult hike, labeled "strenuous" in the park brochure. The challenges are many: a long, steep ascent; narrow passages which can be compounded by a large number of fellow hikers; and, for inexperienced climbers, tricky, slippery steps. Young children should not be brought along. There is also danger lurking at the top in terms of the sleek rock... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Its a fun hiking atmosphere on the mist trail - all skill levels, some going to the first bridge, some on their way to the Dome. Keep an eye out for Stellar Jays at the bridge. Vernal Falls steps aren't bad - just take your time.

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Thank Tom Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views, relatively intense hike, plan couple hours. One advice: avoid peak hours as it can get quite busy - best to go early.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mist trail has stunning scenery, but is incredibly hard to walk on. It is full of granite "steps" covered in scree which makes them extremely slippery, which is most noticeable on the way down. Better signage may be needed because there were a lot of people on the train who should not have been there. It's a very highly... More 

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