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Mist Trail

Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Great Hike!

I went on the Mist Trail in the morning and enjoyed the beautiful views the entire way. Although... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jwilder71
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Decatur, Michigan
Awesome hike!

This was one of our favorite hikes while in Yosemite. Can be strenuous for some but you can go as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Josh S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Happy Isles, Yosemite National Park, CA
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"vernal falls"
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"clark point"
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"granite steps"
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"happy isles"
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"wear good shoes"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on the Mist Trail in the morning and enjoyed the beautiful views the entire way. Although there were others on the trail when I started, it got much busier as the afternoon approached. Much of the trail can be done in an athletic...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite hikes while in Yosemite. Can be strenuous for some but you can go as far as you want and then turnaround. Be prepared and bring enough water.

Thank Josh S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've never done any hiking before this is a difficult one, but I'd highly recommend suffering through the leg pain to get to the top. Its beautiful and peaceful. It's even worth going off the path a little bit in order to get absolutely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

great half day hike to the falls , but as you go up or down the mist hit you and you might be wet when you reach the top. so much fun, great hike for familys! lots of steps on the second half of the...More

Thank CHRIS L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mist Trail is one of the most popular trails and because of this it is very busy. We hiked along this in very early April. There was not much snow left on the ground but the upper levels up to Nevada Falls were still...More

Thank Belgo96
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The elevation is 100m +-, in a comfortable slop. The view is stunning. You can stop, inhale good air, talk a bit - exactly what you need from a 2.5hours walk

1  Thank Airsealands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2000 ft gain / 3 miles one way till top of Nevada falls. Waterfalls and pools aplenty on this trail. You get to the lower and upper levels of Vernal falls, and top of Nevada falls, with many views of fast flowing water along the...More

2  Thank Shreyansh182
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared and wear a hiking shoe or boot. Steps will be wet and slick. More sprained ankles from people not prepared and a strain on park staff. Go early to beat the crowds.Come back late in the day you'll meet all the people who...More

1  Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked this trail with my brother. I was not prepared for how strenuous it was, but there were plenty of children passing me no problem. The final steps were the most difficult but when we got to the top--wow! This is a must-hike for...More

3  Thank AuburnFoodFan
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

this can be a steep- slippery trail if you are not careful- not to mention the frozen mist as you approach the falls themselves. Be very careful. Worth the effort. Very pretty. I took the winter route to the top.. wouldnt say I would recommend...More

1  Thank Iron_snail
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breezy135
23 April 2018|
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Response from kstellla | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking, however it’s not right in front of the entrance. Not too far, but not too close. Shuttles do run everywhere in the valley section. I remember ditching the shuttle ideas due to its start time. I think... More
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jordi001Australia
28 May 2017|
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Response from Bigsurrunner | Reviewed this property |
Small children would be OK but take frequent breaks and keep them in front of you so you can keep an eye on them. There are steep drop offs so they need to stay in the middle of the trail. As far as using a carrier you had... More
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