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Well-maintained trail to a Yosemite icon

The trail is paved most of the way to the falls, with drinking fountains and bathrooms along the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Josh T
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Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
Spectacular views, difficult hike

This hike is not for those out of shape! My husband and I consistently work out and this hike was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jdfurlong
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

1  Thank Josh T
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 10 August 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!

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We hiked this trail on the last day of June, and luckily for us, the falls were still glorious. This hike took us a total of about six hours, including a few twenty minute breaks and an 45-60 lunch break. We had a couple of...More

2  Thank luron
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The day after the Yosemite Half-marathon- Fall 2016, we did this hike.. and it was steep & had our legs burning! Starts off on the Mist trail and then you continue to climb by Vernal Falls to Nevada Falls. It was a fantastic HIKE! At...More

Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I was surprised at the incline of this hike as we went to the first bridge because so many people had talked about how popular it was. It is paved up to the first waterfall, and then it gets fun with stairs. We went up...More

Thank TummyTraveler
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was an absolutely gorgeous hike. So glad we didn't turn around when we reached Vernal Falls. I would hike this again in a second if I lived anywhere close to Yosemite.

Thank NHtrailrnr
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Hiking to Nevada Falls is an awesome adventure and something that must be experienced in person as words cannot describe the beauty. Leave plenty of time to enjoy the various vistas and make sure to wear good shoes.

Thank Luis F
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Start Happy Isles bridge trail head, hiking up stop to view yosemite falls on right. Than after rockfalls you'll come to vernal falls bridge and view of falls. Last restroom and piped water to fill up bottles. head up to mist trail, stay left. take...More

1  Thank ginnym92
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We this hike starting at about 9:00am. In the summer, I recommend an earlier start to avoid the heat and to somewhat lessen the crowds. It is a fantastic voyage among granite and Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls are both wonderful.

1  Thank Marc B
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nada_m_d
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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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