Time of year
Jennifer W wrote a review Jan 2021
Atlanta, Georgia90 contributions30 helpful votes
I did the stairs up and the trail down. It had snowed a bunch the night before so it made the 7.5 miles tricky for half of it but so splendid in it's beauty!
Date of experience: December 2020
B T wrote a review Jul 2020
13 contributions6 helpful votes
We had hiked up 4-mile trail and were on our way down on the Panorama. We were tired, but later glad we took the detour to Nevada Falls. The falls are very cool and you get a unique viewpoint from the top of the falls that you don't get with most of the other falls in the park.
Date of experience: July 2020
MoranTravels wrote a review Jul 2020
Palatine, Illinois150 contributions30 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed this memorable hike. Please read through a number of previous reviewers with great tips...they helped us immensely in preparing for a great hike. The keys: Leave extra early (it really pays off). If there is a decent waterfall during the time of year you go, pack hooded rain jackets to put on for the slippery steps area up to Vernal Falls. A picnic lunch at the top of the first set of Falls is a great treat. Many people do not continue on to Nevada Falls, as it's very steep and takes endurance after making the first trek...but oh so worth it. And I too, highly recommend taking the John Muir trail on the way back down for great views you don't get on the way up the other two trails. This hike will definitely be one of the best in our lifetime!…
Date of experience: August 2019
Satyabrata wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi1,773 contributions424 helpful votes
I had my first glimpse of this majestic waterfall from Clark's Point. From there another 30 min I reached the top of the falls. The tumbling rushing waterfall is mesmerizing. There's iron rail to go right to its edge. It's awesome.
Date of experience: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
chasonske wrote a review Oct 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom69 contributions66 helpful votes
We are experienced hikers and the trail is marked strenuous. I’d say it was moderate if you’re used to hill walking. We parked at Curry village car park and took the shuttle for a couple of stops to the trail head, starting the hike around 8.30am. The hike up to Vernal falls on the mist trail, followed by Nevada falls, returning on the John Muir trail took about 5 hours which included lots of photo stops and a lunch stop at the top. Take plenty of water and pack food in ziplock bags so the wild animals don’t get attracted to it! Wear hiking shoes, not trainers and take sunscreen. The views are incredible…
Date of experience: September 2019