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Address: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: +1 209-372-0200
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Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green...

Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green foliage that surrounds it year-round and the rainbow mist it produces as the water cascades.

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The walk was amazing, but we turned back

This is an amazing walk. Endless scenery. You can walk just under half way to the footbridge and see the falls and rocky stream or continue to the top. HOWEVER, do note that as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an amazing walk. Endless scenery. You can walk just under half way to the footbridge and see the falls and rocky stream or continue to the top. HOWEVER, do note that as of 6 December the mist trail is closed and you have to take the longer, steeper alternate trail. This is fine, but towards the top it... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible trail. Trail is about an hour to the foot bridge. Good place to rest and soak your tired feet, before heading up to the falls. Good scenery.

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Groveland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk from the happy Isles Visitor Center in the hike up to Vernal Falls isn't really that long but it's very very Steep and you don't really see much until you get half way up to the top but it's an amazing view and once you get to the bottom of her and I'll Falls you will take pictures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must walk in Yosemite Great views of the valley and the falls are breath taking So so many steps, get fit!!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is the most difficult part of this endeavor. The shuttle will deliver you to the start of the trail. However, if you drove, like we did, then you will have to park approximately 1/4 mile away and walk. The walk isn't too bad, but it isn't marked clearly so you may wander around for a few before you find... More 

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of friends and I decided to hike to the top of Vernal Fall via the Mist Trail on the recommendation of a park ranger, and we're so glad we did! The trail itself is only moderately difficult (park guides have it listed as "strenuous") and very well-maintained the entire way. The first portion of the trail is a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strenuous trail to spectacular views. Although you can stop at a good view of the falls, it's worth hiking up to the top. Be prepared to share the path with other travelers and also to get wet as you approach the falls. The last section is a steep climb but doable (we are over 60). On the return trip, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This portion of the trail is very doable. One can go up on Mist Trail and come down on John Muir. We hiked in November and there were not too many people but I imagine in the summer this is pretty crowded.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Allow a couple of hours for this walk, we stopped for lunch at the footbridge as with family of 5 - some were more keen than others! The walk is fairly steep in places but the views the whole way are stunning, and the last section to the waterfall is amazing. Some great places to take pictures. At the end... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful falls and rushing River. Beautiful hike to bridge at bottom of falls or more difficult on up to top of falls.

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