Little Yosemite Valley Hike
There is no shortage of amazing scenery along the Little Yosemite Valley Hike, that is for sure! Revel in the legendary features of Yosemite National Park, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Nevada Falls, and more! Make sure you pack plenty of water and a charged camera for this demanding adventure.
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Route Description for Little Yosemite Valley Hike
The Little Yosemite Valley Trail exhibits the quintessential characteristics of Yosemite National Park. Wander past some of the most famous features in the park – and the world – along this amazing adventure. Though incredibly scenic, this trek is challenging, as it demands stamina and a careful attention to footing! Additionally, sections of the path are extremely slippery after rainfall or from the mist of the waterfalls, so mind your footing and exercise caution! Note: the National Park charges an entrance fee, refer to the NPS website for additional information and for the pricing guide.
Embark on your adventure along the Little Yosemite Valley Trail from the Mist Trailhead off Happy Isles Loop. Setting out from here, track the John Muir Trail south along the Merced River. Soon you will cross over the Vernal Footbridge, which reveals impressive views of Vernal Falls cascading above. Continue hiking the John Muir Trail until you reach the intersection with the Mist Trail. Here, keep left and hike the vertiginous path through the mist of Vernal Falls and up past Nevada Falls.
Eventually, you will reach the end of the Mist Trail, where you will keep left and hike east up the John Muir Trail all the way to Little Yosemite Valley Campground, marking your turnaround point. From here, retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Little Yosemite Valley Hike Trailhead
Little Yosemite Valley Hike departs from the John Muir/Mist Trailhead off Happy Isles Loop Road.
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