Start early to avoid crowds. Wear grippy hiking boots because trail is step, full of steps and sometimes wet.
About Vernal Fall
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Very congested, with just about everyone doing this trail. It's very steep, gets slippery on the rocks and be prepared to get wet from the spray from the waterfall. Sensible shoes eg walking boats not flip flops , sandals or trainers. Slow going when the...More
This is stunning but the walk to the bridge can be tough You go up in elevation about 400 feet. If you want to go up higher to the falls it is steep and when you get closer there are very uneven steps to climb....More
if only you go hike up to the half dome that the sprinkling effect of this huge water fall will solace ur mind and body.. its such a good feeling.. This water fall is not 'the biggest' but is very beautiful and makes up a...More
Definitely worth the hike. Moderate difficulty level. Stairs can be slippery so be careful. People love to take their children up it and seems to be rather dangerous, but to each their own. Take the option of the Jon Muir trail on the way back...More
Don't take it for granted as people get hurt all the time on the steps. Bring lots of water and snacks and wear a good sturdy shoe.
This was probably our favorite hike - the payoff of the falls is incredible! Pack enough water, and don't forget to stop and enjoy the view along the hike, not just the waterfall.
Undertook this walk on a very busy weekend. We are a reasonably fit mature age couple but found the walk quite hard. One must remember Yosemite valley is about 4000 feet above sea level and as it was very warm we were a little unprepared...More