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Vernal and Nevada Falls (The Mist) Trail

Yosemite National Park, CA

Vernal and Nevada Falls (The Mist) Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until November.

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Recent Reviews

on Carlon Falls
16 days ago

4 Completed3 Reviews

my kids had a great time.

on Carlon Falls
19 days ago

hiking
176 Completed104 Reviews

Great trail on the perimeter of Yosemite. Definitely worth the trip if you are in the area. We did this trail on a Friday evening around 5pm and had the trail to ourselves.

on Carlon Falls
25 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely stunning. Took the high trail up to the top of the waterfall and spent a few hours wading around in the water. Paradise! One of the items on my "to do" list while visiting from Canada.

on Carlon Falls
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike for all levels. nice scenery. we got caught up in a thunderstorm on the way back so we got soaked. regardless it was still an exciting hike. would definitely hike it again.

on Carlon Falls
1 month ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

on Preston Falls
1 month ago

3 Completed3 Reviews


1 month ago

hiking

Hiked in late May and the wildflowers are amazing. Interesting meadow in the saddle. Nice panoramic view at the top, including Hetch Hetchy Lake, O'Shaughnessy Dam, and Wapama Falls.

Relatively easy walk, moderate uphill for the last half.

on Preston Falls
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

just did this hike today, beautiful!! so many places to pull off and fish, rest.. the waterfall was worth the hike!


3 months ago

on Carlon Falls
3 months ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

One of the most beautiful hikes outside of Yosemite! Hiked it at the beginning of February 2015 and was a easy, cool hike. Highly suggest going all the way to the top of the biggest waterfall!


4 months ago

hiking


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11 months ago

on Carlon Falls
1 year ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Great place to waste the day away at

on Carlon Falls
1 year ago

geocaching
1 Completed1 Reviews

Loved loved it... Gr8 moderate trail for all

on Carlon Falls
1 year ago

17 Completed3 Reviews

Fun trail with a great waterfall at the end. Water is cold but well worth a dip!

on Carlon Falls
1 year ago

hiking
3 Completed4 Reviews

It was so peaceful and serene on the walk before we actually got to the falls. So much nature to take in and then right before you get to the falls it gets a little steep but not too hard. The falls were amazing would totally do it again.

on Preston Falls
1 year ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

This was a great hike with great views. The area was burnt in 2013 but is recovering great. Went on Memorial day and was not crowded at all.

on Preston Falls
1 year ago

hiking
13 Completed12 Reviews

Hiked this one several times. Nice parking area with restrooms. Heading east on Hwy 120 about 10 or 15 miles past Groveland, you will finally see a sign that says San Jose Camp, Cherry Lake Road. The road winds down to the river then go right where it "T"s off. You will see the living facilities of the Hetch Hetchy employees and then the parking area and trail head. The trail follows the Tuolumne River and is mostly flat and east to follow. BONUS INFORMATION: If you turn left at the "T" instead of right, you will head toward the power station. There is a bridge with room to park and another trail head that runs for miles in the opposite direction. Either way, it's a nice place to check out. The only problem is that it's way out there so you need to get an early start to get there in time to get your miles in. Also; wild Bay Leaves everywhere, so bring a baggie and fill it up.

on Carlon Falls
2 years ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Nice hike. Beautiful falls. Fun swimming hole in the summer. We loved it.