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Nevada Falls Loop, Yosemite National Park
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Hike to the top of one of Yosemite's most recognizable features on the Nevada Falls Loop. The loop consists of two trails leading to the top of Nevada Fall: the Mist Trail and the John Muir Trail. The Mist Trail offers a steeper climb of 610 m (2,000 ft) elevation change, and receives lots of spray from the fall (hence the name). Expect slippery footing. This trail also takes you via the top of the smaller Vernal Fall, with views straight down the 97 m (317 ft) cascade. The John Muir Trail takes a longer, less steep route through a more wooded area. Along the way you will see a wider panorama of Nevada Fall, views of Vernal Fall from above, and great vistas of Liberty Cap. The two trails meet at the top of Nevada Fall, from where you can admire stunning close-up views of the thunderous 181 m (594 ft) waterfall. Exercise caution near flowing water and on slippery rock. To visit Nevada Falls Loop and get the most from your holiday in Yosemite National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yosemite National Park tourist route planner.
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  • 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. 
  • Yosemite is an incredible gem and should be visited. In the morning Vernal and Nevada falls performed walk on the path John Miur for adminar. By themes of time, we do not make full, if not the choice of 4 hours walk. The ascent can be a little challenging, but the views are breathtaking. It is completely workable taking its own path and resting when necessary. There is an option to horse also. I recommend that before the visit to the Park, will be first to the visitor's Center already they offer recommendations according to the time, what you want to see and the level of difficulty. Yosemite is to visit a week minimum but even in 12 hours, you can take an unforgettable visit.
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  • 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...  more »