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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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We're in our mid thirties and not really very fit although we do enjoy hiking and have done a number of multi day hikes as well (in a fitter state). We hiked both Vernal and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We're in our mid thirties and not really very fit although we do enjoy hiking and have done a number of multi day hikes as well (in a fitter state). We hiked both Vernal and Nevada Falls coming back along the John Muir trail. This is a tough hike with elevation of 2000ft over the first 4.5km straight up. We... More 

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Top part of the trail, at top of Nevada Fall is surprisingly scary. Small uneven steps with deep cliff along the narrow steps without any railings. Fun trail but advise to wear good shoes hiking shoes and bring water. Top of Vernal falls have very big steps but does have railings along the cliff side. Very nice walk.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great trail with great views all along the way. I normally do this via John Muir trail and come down the Mist trail so you are going down the steps not up, that's because I go to Nevada falls too and prefer to do it that way around.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great and strenuous hike. There are some fantastic viewpoints along the way. We stopped at the top of Vernal Fall (about 3 miles round-trip), but you can keep going to make it a longer hike. You can also go up the Mist Trail to Nevada Falls and come back down the John Muir Trail for a different... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good hike to test yourself before you go to half dome. It becomes difficult after the Vernal fall, but it worth it. Make sure you mind your steps while going up.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a long hike that we decided to press on and do after reaching Vernal Fall in such a short time. I am the shortest-legged and probably least fit of our group so slowed the others down I suppose. We took a 20 minute rest at Nevada Fall and saw a mule train come through...that was kind of cool.... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the mist trail on our way to half dome. We were up there at about 6 am, so it was just us and a few other hikers. We got misted and it felt refreshing. Prepare to climb, climb, climb! It's not easy but it's worth it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked past the mist trail on our way down from vernal falls. We thought it would take a couple of hours but it took over 5!! We are fairly fit and in our 20s and found it tough. But once we seen Vernal Falls and the Mist trail especially, it was worth every step. Yosemite is a very special... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Mist Trail to get to Vernal Falls, and Nevada Falls. The views are stunning! The hike is steep at times, but not dangerous (the steep part has stair-like steps). After Vernal Falls there is a nice lake were you can cool off (for a short time, the water is very cold). I think this was the best... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only hiked to the footbridge to view Vernal Falls, but even that short way was filled with amazing views and scenery. There were some uphill sections, but not too much complaining from the kids. I would have loved to hike further, but kids were done. Nice water bottle refill station at the foot bridge. Easy to take the bus... More 

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