Yosemite National Park The Mist Trail

Yosemite, California 95389

Yosemite National Park The Mist Trail

Yosemite National Park: The Mist Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This short Yosemite classic full of rainbows, waterfalls, and sprawling mountainside views isn’t called the Mist Trail for nothing.

With waterfalls come rainbows—and Yosemite’s short, moderate Mist Trail allows hikers of all abilities to promenade beneath them. Start before 7 a.m. to get a jump on the 3,000 hikers that depart from the Happy Isles trailhead each summer day. Crossing the Happy Isles Bridge, head right on a paved path toward Vernal Falls Bridge and Mist Trail’s only view of Illilouette Falls. The vista is located beneath Sierra Point, which is famous for being the only location in Yosemite where you can see four waterfalls—Yosemite, Illilouette, Vernal, and Nevada. Unfortunately, the trail to Sierra Point was decimated by a rockslide in the 1970s.

March uphill to Sierra Point and witness the downpour of four fantastic falls: Illilouette, Vernal, Nevada, and Yosemite."

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Yosemite National Park, ( 209) 372-020; nps.gov/yose
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Jul 2018