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Nevada Falls Loop

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Highlight of our time in Yosemite in the most demanding way

What a thrill to say we made it! So, our initial attempt was to make the complete loop but the Mist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Pretty difficult trail for people who arent seasoned walkers. Well worth the effort to reach the... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a thrill to say we made it! So, our initial attempt was to make the complete loop but the Mist Trail stairs (all 600 of them) were thick with ice and everyone was turning back. So we hiked to the base of those stairs...More

Thank Melaney68
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Pretty difficult trail for people who arent seasoned walkers. Well worth the effort to reach the top and see the views. If you are planning to climb in the summer, make sure you take plenty of water.

Thank gjon93
Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you have more energy and are up for another climb from the top of Vernal Fall, this is a must. I actually prefer the view at the top of Nevada Fall to the top of Vernal, and you can also add the John Muir...More

Thank PaulBPCA
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We started early with a bus to the base of the trail, hike up past Vernal to the base of Nevada. The views from the bottom of the falls were breathtaking. So I stayed there while my husband clambered up to the top of Nevada....More

Thank Ohio_Geologist1
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This doesn't take all day but you'll be plenty tired at the end. I'm 61 and it took me about 6 hours and that included lunch and waiting for my wife. To get the full experience take the Mist Trail up then the John Muir...More

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The lower part of the walk (up to Vernal falls) is really busy and touristy but once you get above Vernal and head to Nevada falls there are fewer people and spectacular scenery.

1  Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Hiking up to Nevada Falls you first pass Vernal Falls and then go on. The steps up to Vernal Falls are uneven and high, so not for the people who can't climb. Going on the Nevada Falls - which had the most water of all...More

Thank Anja G
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Its hard to classify any hike in Yosemite valley as less than exceptional, this one included. Can be a strenuous hike.

Thank BVinLA
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The hike up to Nevada Falls should be considered by most to be "Strenuous". It is approximately a 5 mile round trip and includes 2000 ft of elevation change. If you can do that, it is very much worth the effort. The views on the...More

1  Thank UpstateTraveller33
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The hike up the Mist Trail to Nevada Falls offers spectacular views at every turn. The first part of the trail can be very crowded but the crowds thin out the closer you get to the top. Most people turn around at either the bridge...More

3  Thank ScottandJanelle
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Can i go to the nevada falls by bus shuttle or by car?? Or i have to walk !?
17 August 2016|
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Response from Motorfuzz | Reviewed this property |
You'll be hoofing it! Take it easy and bring some water. Make sure you have good hiking shoes that fit, especially for downhill.