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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 Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail
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Staircase to heaven?

The hike up hill continued and continued and when ever I thought I would give in a nd head back, I would glimpse the river below or the peaks above and new the view would be worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The hike up hill continued and continued and when ever I thought I would give in a nd head back, I would glimpse the river below or the peaks above and new the view would be worth it. The path way is sealed pretty much the whole way, it is the incline that made it tiring for me. However, the... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is my personal favorite hike in Yosemite. The waterfalls are spectacular, the views are spectacular, I am always in awe of the views here whenever I hike here. For the best experience, hike it when the waterfalls are full in April or May, but be prepared to be soaked.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

For us, we followed the trail up to the bridge as we had a tight schedule (and we're quite unfit) The trail is uphill all the way to the falls, and it's about a mile from the start to the bridge. Totally worth it! I'd recommend taking lots of water!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The hike is not really difficult. the falls are impressive, if you are not physical you can just stop down the fall but the top of the fall has a real nice view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Definately must do! Amazing, marvelous view, just to escape from the city jungle and enjoy with all your sences!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Such a beautiful hike with breathtaking waterfalls! It's worth the hike and it really isn't too bad :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

On our first day we arrived into Yosemite at lunchtime so only had time for Tunnel View, the Valley, Bridalveil Falls and the Mist Trail as far as Vernal Fall before we lost light. This is a mild to moderate hike taking around an hour. Vernal Fall is very impressive with a wide waterfall area, even in mid November. You... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

If the weather is good, the Mist Trail is a beautiful trail, but be sure to bring your strong legs! It starts out paved, but steep. The trail makes its way along the Merced River and comes to a footbridge with a view of Vernal Falls in the distance. If you have kids, this might be where you stop. During... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a couple of days in Yosemite and the first one we did the Mist Trail to the Vernal Fall and then to the Nevada Fall. On our way back we took the John Muir Trail to see a different route. I think this is one of the best trails in autumn since these are the only falls that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It was marvelous that the autumn rain created enough water flow that the Mist Trail was actually misty in November. What fun! And the yellowing leaves along the river canyon were gorgeous. I chatted with some NPS staff on the Mist Trail, just before the steps. The ranger recommended taking the Clark Point trail as an alternate route down. It... More 

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