Beautiful hike! I went with my family and another family. Decent to the falls is easy and back up to Glacier Point was pretty difficult for most of us, even the most fit thought it was hard. Would definitely do it again.

The best hike I’ve ever done. It’s epic. It’s steep and hard with deep steps but the payoff is huge.

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muddy
no shade
rocky
16 hours ago

I’m writing this review as a non-hiker. The reviews everyone posted are so true. Today I learned that this hike is INTENSE, painful, and not meant for those who aren’t fit. It takes a lot of stamina and energy to get this trail done. Good hiking shoes are a must. I wore regular Nike’s today (7/3) thinking it would be fine. It was not fine. I fell about 4 times and slid everywhere. Not exactly the greatest time to be having and then worrying about exhausting yourself up the steep hills and rocks. Take breaks if you need them. Bring lots of water (i saw people just carrying one bottle of water and prayed for them to make it safely ), wear a hat since some places of the trail are shaded while a lot of parts aren’t either. At the top you would think the grueling travel would be awarded with most beautiful view ever! Not really. You could see some of the falls and we thought about going down and trying to get close to the water but we wanted to start hiking back to the entrance of the trail. It’s a decent view but I’m not sure if I felt it was worth the 6 hours of me dying. Started at 8 and ended at 2:30 PM (this is with a lot of breaks bc I’m not physically trained to handle this kind of workout even with me working out consistently). Bring snacks and make sure you fill up your water containers before entering the hike because there’s no water fountains at the beginning of the trail. I’m proud to say I did this hike! But I’m also just really tired and in pain after too

hiking
21 hours ago

A walk around an amazingly stunning lake. Part of the trial is just along the road, which could be better. There can also be mosquitos out during the summer, especially at dusk. Just be prepared. Best part of the walk is along the beach on the East side.

If you’re a beginner hiker or not in shape, *beware*. My very much in-shape friend convinced me to hike this trail, saying it wasn’t too hard and had beautiful views. Only the latter was correct. Don’t attempt this hike if you can’t do a solid hour on a stair climber or you have killer will power. From the beginning it’s all an uphill, steep climb. Once you pass the bridge, that climb becomes steep and slippery stairs. You’ll have plenty time to look at the beautiful views though, when you’re stopping to rest every 5 minutes. Also, because of covid, the Mist Trail is only one way, so if you stop after reaching Vernal Falls and think you’re done climbing, you’re wrong. You have to go up about another 1,000 feet on the John Muir trail to Clark Point. Then it becomes a steep and slippery downgrade back to the beginning. Good luck!

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Fun hike! The view of Half Dome is IMO more impressive than the falls in the summer. Took us 2.5 hours up and 2 hours down. Definitely start early (at first light). The heat becomes pretty terrible late in the day - we saw many people struggling with overheating on our way down. Crowds also become an issue around 11am. If you want to cut this hike shorter, you can turn around at 2.5 miles. As some reviewers mentioned the view at the falls lookout isn’t very impressive. (You can’t actually see the falls once you get into the canyon and onto the lookout platform).

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bugs
1 day ago

an amazing trail! just completed it, went to the upper lake first, and the lower after. Highly recommend going around the lakes the view from the far end of the lower lake is superb. we took our time in the lakes which I recommend doing!

Simply put, this trail is incredible. When the snow clears, the trail is easy to find and basically climbs straight up the mountain. Be prepared for a steep trail, so set reasonable expectations for speed. There are tall rock cairns to lead the way. Check for trail conditions before hiking as it would be very difficult to reach the summit with too much snow. The view at the top is stunning in all directions. You can see distinct mountain ranges as well as a great view of Mono Lake. Mount Dana is the 2nd highest peak in Yosemite, so you’ll be sure to have a great view. The summit is above 13,000 feet, so be prepared for a little light headedness, especially if you started the day somewhere around sea level. The wind can pick up at the top, so make sure you’ve got a jacket. A must hike for anyone that loves peaks!

Beautiful hike!

Great hike. We went on June 30th, 2020. It was me (43) and my husband (47) and my two children (15 and 13). It took us 3:17 to get to the top, and 3:11 to get down - total time of 6:28, but we spent an hour at the top. We brought 2.5 litres of water for each person (and drank it all). We saw probably 50 other people, less than normal likely due to the COVID restrictions. Most were wearing masks when passing close. Well worth it, as the views were spectacular and we got some nice photos at the top. The way down is treacherous - having to focus on every step so you don’t slip. Note that my Apple Watch clocked it in at 13.6 kilometres, 951 meters of elevation gain.

A quick stop to a beautiful overlook on Tioga Road. Definitely worth a visit if you’ve got 10 minutes and are driving by!

Flat walk. Lake is not impressive.

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fee
1 day ago

Definitely for the experienced hiker. Make sure to bring enough water and enough food. Amazing and indescribable views at the sub dome and up the cables. Will not regret doing this hike. Shady at times and sunny at times, wear sunscreen. My one piece of advice to anyone would be to start in the dark/early morning. By far the best day hike i’ve completed. $35 to get into park.

hiking
1 day ago

Very good maintained trails with a lot of steps. We did this hike on 6/12/2020 in the first week it’s opened after being closed for a couple months because of Covid. We saw only one person going down the cables and had it all to ourselves. Make sure to bring your mask and gloves to use on the cables. Extra tip: try to start the hike as early as possible for less hikers on cables and better weather. Clouds usually roll in later afternoon.

As of 7/3/2020, trail was in perfect condition and relatively empty! There were five streams suitable for filtering water, so I would recommend bringing a filter unless it has been very dry. The start of the train is a grueling, hotstair climb and feels dicey on the way down; poles would have been a big help. the rest of the hike was easy and gorgeous and shaded.

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fee
off trail
rocky
1 day ago

Completed the Hike to the Top Today. Great but Very Difficult Hike. will take all that you got. Still congested on Cables but not as crowded as past years. Still a good flow on both falls

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail! Did this hike before the permit requirement was established and implemented. Good times. Happy hiking!

Beautiful hike!

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail! Bring plenty of water. Hi early to beat the crowd. Don’t forget to enjoy the amazing view of Half Dome in the valley from Glacier Point. Happy hiking!

One of our favorite hikes in Yosemite. Done it multiple times, but it doesn’t get old. Hike early to beat the crowds and the heat. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Happy hiking!

Great trail! The view of the valley from the top was spectacular. Happy hiking!

great 1/2 day hike, beautiful drive up to glacier point, the last bend before the parking lot provides a view of half dome you will always remember. the scramble up sentinel dome is a great place for lunch

hiking
1 day ago

A great trail, especially for the family. The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous. We love hiking this trail in the spring time. Bring sunscreens, snacks, and plenty of water. Happy hiking!

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