Vernal Fall via Mist Trail

8 reviews #4 hike out of 412 in
1.5 mi
Distance
34 min
Time
terrain
1,217 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate one way trail to Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park.

This trail goes by Streamgage, Nature Center at Happy Isles, Sierra Point, Vernal Fall Footbridge, and Emerald Pool.

Taking Children

This might not be the ideal trail for small children as it goes straight up hill. There are approximately 600 steps to get to the top of vernal falls as well. The falls itself can be very dangerous as well so if you decide to take your children keep a close eye on them because the pools are not fenced off.



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    1 week, 2 days ago
    Memorizing and fairly easy trail. We’ll kept and beautiful all the way up.
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    6 months, 3 weeks ago
    This trail offers amazing the opportunity to see vernal falls up close and personal. You'll cross a lower footbridge and if you continue up you'll see the upper falls. There is a water fountain at the lower footbridge but after that your only option is to filter water from the pools or springs. You'll definitely appreciate having a rain jacket as well because the mist trail lives up to it's name. To reach the upper falls be prepared to climb approximately 600 slippery steps. As of 5/5/21 the falls are flowing at full force.
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    user_profile
    2 years ago
    Stunning views the whole way up. Connected it to Nevada Falls. Went late October which was ideal because there was no spray from the falls and we stayed dry. Downside is the falls are not as full. It is nearly entirely uphill though, so I don’t know why it’s rated as easy, it is listed as difficult according to Yosemite brochure.
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