Distance

8.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

1900 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Evans Head

Easy Parking
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

While it may just be a through hike in order to get to Half Dome, the Mist Trail is a Yosemite must-hike route.

Starting at 4,000 feet at the Yosemite Valley floor, the hike ascends 1,900 ft. up to the top of, first Vernal Falls, then Nevada Falls. The trail is very well marked, and it is lined with granite rocks on either side of the trail for a good part of the 7 mile trek. Elevation gain is moderately graduate; it's not a climb, but it is by no means a walk in the park. 

View from Nevada Falls: vista over sliver of valley floor, good view of Glacier Point, overall nice/wide vista (it's Yosemite, what do you expect).

Definitely a must-do hike if you're in Yosemite and have a good morning/afternoon to spend.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $137/night

White Wolf Lodge

Yosemite National Park, California

From $386/night

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Yosemite Valley, California

From $108/night

Housekeeping Camp

Yosemite Valley, California

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Distance

8.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

1900 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Evans Head

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