5th Day in the CA Sierra: Hiking Vernal and Nevada Falls

June 18, 2008 at 9:41 pm 4 comments

Vernal and Nevada Falls from Washburn Point

Yosemite is a huge natural park that it abounds with outdoor opportunities. Tourists can have so many ways of enjoying its natural wonders. Whether it be rock climbing, river rafting, biking, hiking, para-gliding, base jumping, fishing, swimming, skiing, horse back riding, and what else is there that man could think of. But for me, the best way to experience a natural park is by foot. Yosemite offers more than 800 miles of trails, from very easy to extremely strenuous. For this day, we decided to experience the power of the waterfalls. Since Yosemite is a waterfall country, there are too plenty of choices to choose from. At first, I considered hiking to Upper Yosemite Falls ( http://www.yosemitehikes.com/yosemite-valley/upper-yosemite-falls/upper-yosemite-falls.htm ), but decided instead to hike the friendlier and more shaded hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls (http://www.yosemitehikes.com/yosemite-valley/mist-trail/mist-trail.htm ). The total combined hiking distance for Vernal and Nevada falls is 7 miles round trip with 2000 ft elevation gain.

Vernal Fall


Mist Spray from Vernal Fall

Nevada Fall 

Nevada Fall

Please click hiking Vernal and Nevada Fall for more information and details about the hike.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ted  |  July 18, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Excellent, very nice photo’s
    Best Wishes

  • 2. ruthi  |  July 26, 2008 at 5:33 am

    Nice photos. Good shots… Good Job. Keep it up.

  • 3. GF  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Great Photos. How long did this hike take?

  • 4. GF  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I’m planning this hike soon and it would be great if you had mileage/time information for the stretch here – especially time it took to get from the trail head to the top of Nevada Falls, and then time/miles to that overlook on John Muir where you took the final shot. Thanks in any event!


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