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Mist Trail Tours

Mist Trail
One of the most iconic hikes in Yosemite, the Mist Trail leads hikers to not one, but two of Yosemite's standout waterfalls: Vernal and Nevada Falls. You can reach the Vernal Fall footbridge (the best view of Vernal Fall) in about 1.5 mile (2.6 km) round-trip; be prepared for a three mile (4.8 km) to reach Vernal Fall. The hike isn't difficult if you stop at the footbridge, but if you continue up to Vernal Fall, be prepared for steps cut into the cliff side.

Pushing on to Nevada Fall will take your total up to a seven mile (11 km) round trip, but it's worth it for some of the finest views in all of Yosemite, encompassing Nevada Fall, Liberty Cap, and the back side of Half Dome. You'll get close enough to the falls that you’ll feel the spray kiss your face and clothes, so wear proper clothing and exercise caution when hiking on the slick rocks.

Practical Info

This is a popular hike, so it can get very crowded during peak season. An alternate route down is to follow the John Muir trail, which is less crowded (and less slippery) than heading down Mist Trail. To get to the Mist Trail trailhead, take the free shuttle to Happy Isles (shuttle stop #16) or park in the trailhead parking lot, which is roughly half a mile past Curry Village and another half mile or so short of the trailhead itself. This lot tends to fill up early as it also services hikers attempting to summit Half Dome. Mist Trail is closed in winter.
Address: Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
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Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour

Yosemite Valley Hiking Tour

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Spend the day immersed in nature on a full-day hiking tour of Yosemite National Park. See the dramatic slopes of Half Dome and North Dome, experience the force of Yosemite Falls, and hike a variety trails to see Mirror Lake, and Spider Caves. Opt for a tour of an old Pioneer village and cemetery if you want. Guides carry water purification and first aid equipment and all profits form this tour support Yosemite youth summer camp programs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$210.26
Price varies by group size
From
US$210.26
Price varies by group size

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias - One Way (SF to Yosemite or v.v.)

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias - One Way (SF to Yosemite or v.v.)

If you are needing a more flexible itinerary to experience the wild, natural beauty of Yosemite National Park this is the tour for you. This is the only Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you can select your departure day and return day as separate segments. Enjoy plenty of free time to hike, bike and explore at your own pace. Guaranteed departures 365 days a year. Arrange your hotel separately, accommodations are NOT included in the tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.00
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US$109.00
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1 day Yosemite and Giant Sequoia Tour from Groveland

1 day Yosemite and Giant Sequoia Tour from Groveland

This experience to the towering granite cliffs and gushing waterfalls of Yosemite National Park and its Giant Sequoias takes off 365 days a year. This is the only 1-day Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. Your heart will race as you enter Yosemite Valley for 5 glorious hours to enjoy Lower Yosemite, Nevada and Bridalveil falls, then take some moments at El Capitan, Half Dome and other iconic monuments.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119.00
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US$119.00
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