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Energizing switchbacks with beautiful valley views!

Awesome trail. Well maintained, amazing views, you really can’t ask for anything better

The stairs will kick your butt... bring snacks and layers!!

This trail is lots of fun but be ready for tons of stairs! Tons is an understatement.. regardless the views are amazing and it is well worth it!!

Love this trail and I’ve hiked it twice already.

A must do hike!!!!

A punishing hike with incredible views to impress -- making your way up to the top is truly worth your while. Intimidating for beginners but doable if pushed through. Make sure to start early if you're heading back down the same day!

one of the best view of waterfalls. The sight from the vernal falls was so beautiful that we didn go further for the nevada falls.

This is a beautiful hike that is worth the crowds and effort up the steep cliffs. The mist from the falls will cool you off in the summertime.

Great hike! Definitely start early so that you can make it the extra mile or so to Yosemite Point!

Great views

Beautiful hike! The falls are amazing. It's a bit steep but worth it. Go early it can get crowded

backpacking
18 days ago

Cannot say enough about this hike. Steep grade earns a difficult rating but with perseverance this hike is mostly steps. The switchbacks are short but the steps not early as jagged as the Mist Trail to Vernal/Nevada Falls. Take a lot of rests from the many vistas; especially Columbia Rock and just below the falls. Mostly shaded 1/3 of the way up, exposure near the middle of the trail to the top. Use caution at the over look and you have yourself one spectacular day hike. Obtain permits and grab your pack for a weekend of adventure!

An epic trail! Trail was clear of snow and ice, which is rare for late December. Temperatures were warm and I quickly shed my jacket... Wish I had worn shorts! Took us 3 hours to get to the top and 1 hour back down. Bring lots of water, especially if you're getting a later start.

The top is worth the hard work!

Was a great hike and would definitely do it again. Dropped down to 4 stars because of trail closures (had to do an out and back and couldn't come back on John Muir Trail), low water flow this time of year, and because of facility issues. The only restroom open (near the trail head, all others on the route were closed) was a mess... urinal literally overflowing.

Great hike. Definitely moderate. There are some decent stairs to climb and if you want a workout—run up the stairs!!! The loop around is beautiful and I highly recommend it!!! Take some water and light snacks!

Very steep, but beautiful views of the valley. Bring plenty of water!

Great views, beautiful hike. If you go all the way to the top of Nevada Falls, I'm not sure it's rated as a "moderate" hike as it says here.... Yosemite Park rates a notch higher as "Strenuous". Lotttttssss of granite stone stairs to the top. And you gain 1900 ft in 2.5 miles. Most people stopped at Vernal Falls, but definitely worth it to keep going to the view at the top of Nevada Falls.

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