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“I did it!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mist Trail

Mist Trail
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Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail
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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 waterfall.
Moorpark, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“I did it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

It took me 2 hours to get up it and half that time to get down. My legs still feel it four days later!

Visited August 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Beautiful hike, start early”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

As others have posted, this is a short but fairly strenuous hike. There are many sets of steps to negotiate on the hike. It's more taxing going up, but coming down can be difficult too as the steps can take a toll on your knees and legs. So make sure you take your time on the way down. My recommendation is to start early in the morning. By doing this you can avoid the crowds for at least half of the hike. The trail does get quite crowded in the late morning/afternoon. The falls and the view from the top are fantastic, definitely makes the trip up worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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“Fantastic moderate hike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We used this trail as a preparation hike for Half Dome the day after. The route up to Nevada Falls is the same trail as Half Dome which was ideal preparation. The Mist Trail is strenuous at the start with steep sections before easing up until you reach Vernal Falls. The steps up to the top of Vernal Falls can be tough going especially in the heat.

The views on the trail are sublime especially at both waterfalls and Emerald Lake. Emerald Lake is a beautiful location to set up for lunch with toilet facilities near by.

We parked at Curry Village and took the free shuttle bus to stop 16 at the start of the trailhead.

Visited August 2013
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Auburn, California
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“Be prepared.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hike may sound short but if you are not prepared for this hike you will have problems with your knees going up and coming down. The views are great the endless steps are a test of your endurance.

Visited August 2013
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Long Beach, New York
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“Fantastic, but VERY crowded”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

A must when in the park. The hike is like doing a giant stair master, and it's one of the most crowded trails. We got a get tip to hike down the John Meijer trail which got us away from the crowds and less slippery.

Visited June 2013
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