We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mist Trail

Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 140.00*
and up
Yosemite Day Hike from Glacier Point Including Panorama Trail
More Info
USD 110.00*
and up
Yosemite Valley Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Eminently accessible and popular, the Mist Trail takes hikers through Yosemite National Park to Vernal Fall Bridge, the best place to watch the waterfall.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“vernal falls” (199 reviews)
“clark point” (13 reviews)
“granite steps” (28 reviews)
LOCATION
Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
CONTACT
Website
Ways to Experience Mist Trail
from USD 140.00
More Info
from USD 110.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (870)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"vernal falls"
in 199 reviews
"clark point"
in 13 reviews
"granite steps"
in 28 reviews
"great hike"
in 44 reviews
"rain gear"
in 18 reviews
"wet steps"
in 13 reviews
"steep steps"
in 18 reviews
"take your time"
in 36 reviews
"liberty cap"
in 12 reviews
"happy isles"
in 26 reviews
"emerald pool"
in 12 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 11 reviews
"tough hike"
in 14 reviews
"hiking poles"
in 15 reviews
"turned around"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 17 reviews
"john muir"
in 21 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 754 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We liked to hike up this trail very much in hiking boots and with good gear. The trail is steep and needs some hiking experience, but is not really dangerous, if you have the right gear.

Thank Elle O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most popular hikes in Yosemite Valley, but it's not hard to see why. Hiking in the spray of Vernal Falls was incredible.

Thank Andy B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike produces some of the most outstanding views in the U.S. We took the mist trail up and the John Muir trail down. Take your lunch and eat at the emerald pool at the top of the falls. My fitness tracker read at the...More

Thank H2675VQlindas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was fun, tough trail because of the 600+ steps that you have to climb to go up and they are covered in mist but tons of fun. Little crowded middle of the day when we went, would probably do it on the earlier end...More

Thank Kevin T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That morning, we got up at 5 am and went to tunnel view to watch sunrise. We immediately went to hiking this trail without breakfast and proper gear. First, it is steep incline trail, so be prepared. Come down is not easy either. My knee...More

Thank Fei L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG I hated this hike, I thought I was in pretty good shape but the climb kicked my butt. Note: you will get wet, like taking a shower wet. And you will not be the only one on this trail ever, it’s super crowded which...More

Thank mbtravels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

can take your time and make it to vernal foot bridge in about 30 mintues. i was lugging 15 lbs back pack and i am not a hiker so very doable. going back was very easy since down hill. get off at bus stop 16...More

2  Thank sjntraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike to Vernal Falls is a beautiful experience, but know that you will get wet when the falls are running at full capacity (May through June). It is a moderate-strenuous hike with the mist of the falls being a nice refresher on back part...More

Thank philandnancy2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is also a must see for a lot of people like the signs around the park says bring lots and lots of water, luckily for me I have a water filter so I don't have to bring much every time I go to Yosemite....More

2  Thank wanderlustandsparkle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mist Trail is wet and gorgeous. The fall is powerful; you will get wet. Be careful on the slippery rocks. My companions and I took this trail on our way to Half Dome. At the top, we sat for an early breakfast and to enjoy...More

Thank Sheree B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Yosemite National Park Hotels
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel
2,794 reviews
2.02 km away
Yosemite Valley Lodge
4,048 reviews
3.77 km away
Yosemite View Lodge
4,244 reviews
19.11 km away
Big Trees Lodge
2,166 reviews
23.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Half Dome Village Pavillion
107 reviews
1.30 km away
Meadow Grill
45 reviews
.98 km away
Curry Village Pavillion
253 reviews
.97 km away
Curry Taqueria Stand
10 reviews
.98 km away
Nearby Attractions
Glacier Point
4,092 reviews
1.57 km away
Panorama Trail
262 reviews
1.58 km away
Vernal Fall
1,248 reviews
1.42 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jenrivers23
9 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from PacificNWFamily | Reviewed this property |
The section of the JMT from the top of Nevada Fall to Clark Point is closed. Read more on the NPS website or ask on the Yosemite forum page. The map makes it clear.
0
Votes
breezy135
27 April 2018|
Answer
Response from PacificNWFamily | Reviewed this property |
Hi The Yosemite forum is very active. Questions are answered the same day. This Q&A feature has few readers. In spring, getting on the first shuttle of the day is usually a good idea. If you prefer an earlier... More
1
Vote
Michele N
24 April 2018|
Answer
Response from PacificNWFamily | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Mist Trail is the most popular trail in the Valley. If you can begin the hike very early, it will be less crowded. Coming down the John Muir Trail is usually easier and less crowded.
0
Votes
;