Nevada & Vernal Falls Hiking Tour
This tour is available year round. Click the “check availability” button to see available days.
Hike the Mist Trail to see Nevada and Vernal Falls on a guided hike in Yosemite National Park! On this classic Yosemite Valley route, you will experience two iconic waterfalls and climb high above the valley floor. After you meet your guide at the Yosemite Valley trailhead near Half Dome Village, the trail ascends quickly alongside the dramatic cascades of the Merced River. Get ready for the famous photo op at the Vernal Falls footbridge, the perfect spot to catch your breath. Admire the majesty of this 317-foot waterfall before we continue our hike on the aptly-named Mist Trail. You will want rain gear for the next half mile of hiking, the mist from Vernal Falls is powerful and it’s unlikely that you will stay dry. Climbing a 600-step granite staircase built into the canyon walls, we top out with an up-close view of Vernal Falls from the top. Here, we take it all in and enjoy a trailside lunch break. Hikers that are prepared for more of a challenge, can continue past Emerald Pool to a steeper climb that leads to the top of Nevada Falls. We return either via the Mist Trail or the iconic John Muir Trail which offers dryer conditions and more views of the Merced River.
Tour Price Includes
- Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
- Trail lunch
- Daypack rental
- Trekking poles rental
- 1:7 guide to hiker ratio
What to Bring
Waterproof or water resistant jacket (seasonal) and the capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water.
Layered clothing appropriate for hiking and changing weather conditions. Baselayers, an insulating midlayer, and a shell will work together to keep you comfortable. A fleece or ‘puffy’ jacket or vest is highly recommended, as is a fleece hat and gloves.
Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots or trail running shoes are required. Synthetic or wool socks are recommended.
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, handwarmers, hiking poles, rain pants, supplemental snacks, gratuity for your guide.
Upgrades + Additions
Larger groups – call to inquire
- 1 Person $ 540 540
- 2 People $ 280 pp 280
- 3 People $ 240 pp 240
- 4-5 People $190 pp
- 6-7 People $155 pp
Prices do not include guide gratuity or a 5% pass-through fee charged by Yosemite National Park.