The Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park is known to push water onto the steps ascending up to the top of the trails famed waterfalls. But with the “Big Melt” currently underway of the Sierra’s historic snowpack, the trail is much more wet than usual. In fact, it’s overflowing in the most beautiful way.
The Mist Trail is a moderately strenuous 7-mile round-trip hike that takes you to the base of two majestic waterfalls, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. The trail is well-maintained and includes a combination of paved pathways, stone steps, and rugged terrain. The hike’s difficulty level increases as you ascend, but the magnificent views at each turn make every step worthwhile.
With Yosemite inundated with water, including the flooding of the Merced River and the closing of campsites, the waterfalls are pumping out legendary amounts of water. With the Mist Trail passing by multiple large waterfalls, it practically a slip n’ slide out there.
Here are the current views of the Mist Trail covered in water:
With all the water in Yosemite, please be careful hiking right now!