8 days ago

Good hike, great views from the base of the Falls. The steps are a pain because of the need to focus on each step. It takes away from your ability take in the view on the way up. However, once at the Falls you can take your time and soak it all in.

Like other I recommend the Muir Trail down. You continue to go up in elevation to meet the trail, but the amount of human trafficking (just traffic) on the stairs going down appears like rush hour on the highway. The JMT allows you to feel as though you are still in the wild.