Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vernal Falls Hike

Trail type: Out and back
Elev. Gain: 1500 feet
Distance: 5 miles round trip
Difficulty: Strenuous
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Written by Ivan Salva
In the heart of world famous Yosemite National Park Vernal Falls is one of the top attractions. This hike will take you on the trail right to the foot steps of the majestic Vernal falls. During the hike you might warm up a little from climbing the trail but once you get to the falls you will be refreshed by misty breeze coming down from the falls. You will experience the power and beauty of thousands of gallons of water crashing down on the rocks below. But we will not stop there, we will continue on the trail bending around the falls which turns into stairways next to sheer cliff overlooking the falls. Once you get to the top of the falls you will appreciate breath taking views from the top. Then we will connect to famous Joan Mura Trail that will lead us back to the Yosemite Valley. This trail is about 5 miles round trip with close to 2000' elevation gain.

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