Happy Isles to the Top of Nevada Falls Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Nov 7, 2017 1:27 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2007

One of the best hikes I've ever done  Sucess!

and first one in Yosemite. Mind-blowing.


mlandau3 - Jun 30, 2017 11:13 am Date Climbed: May 21, 2017

Someone Turned The Water On  Sucess!

Very nice hike. Very wet, too (we had a surprise shower descending the JMT).

I think the NPS needs to replace the trail map at Clark Point as it showed the JMT as distinct trail beginning at Happy Isles).


BKiser90 - Jun 18, 2017 2:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2017

Half Dome  Sucess!

Beautiful hike. We started around 8 a.m. Very few crowds as we went up the John Muir Trail. Relatively few crowds later when we descended via the Mist Trail. The scenery was nothing short of remarkable.

inferno3 - Aug 4, 2015 2:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2015

Nevada Falls  Sucess!

Great hike. Lots of people

trexkerry - Jan 25, 2015 8:32 pm

5X so far  Sucess!

3 times to Half Dome, 2 times to Clouds Rest, many more times yet to come...


Marmaduke - Jun 2, 2013 11:13 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2013

Perfect time of year  Sucess!

The crowds weren't too bad at all and the snow run off was in full force so the falls were ripping. Nice hike.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jun 1, 2013 3:40 am

Nevada Falls  Sucess!

Throughout my life. Despite the increasing size of the wandering herd, I still love this road and the feeling of taking in that magical place at the top of the falls. And don't forget 'ol Liberty Cap, her presence adds to the magic as you listen to the rush of water tumbling down and over the edge.

kabel - Oct 4, 2012 11:51 pm

Mist Trail and beyond

Great hike when the weather isn't too hot. Hardest part is past Vernal Fall and up to Nevada Fall on the Grand Staircase.

justinjohnsen - May 2, 2012 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006

Best route to Half Dome  Sucess!

So refreshing on a warm spring day!


JHH60 - Apr 24, 2012 7:26 pm

Nice hike  Sucess!

Done this many times.


Noondueler - Mar 21, 2012 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 1994

On the way  Sucess!

to Half Dome.

webenji - Dec 2, 2010 5:19 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Nice views and very accessible  Sucess!

Great hike that pretty much anyone can do. I've been there many times with friends/family and on my way to Half-Dome. The Mist Trail is much better than the John Muir Trail as you get to see Vernal fall from up close.

Toppeak80 - Jun 29, 2010 2:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Great Time  Sucess!

Beautiful views. Stunning waterfalls. My girlfriend and I both got soaked through our clothes on the way up. Loads of fun!


Mountain_girl - Aug 9, 2009 1:24 pm

Via Mist Trail  Sucess!

A beautiful and refreshing hike. The route via John Muir trail is also very nice. We hikes this fall in every season and always enjoyed it very much.


farrisgl - Mar 9, 2009 12:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1968

Hiked and Backpacked many times  Sucess!

My first time on this hike was while finishing the Red's Meadow to Yosemite Valley segment of the JMT as a teenager. Have done this many times since. Best when the water flows!


SOCALHUSKER - Jan 20, 2009 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005

Beautiful!!  Sucess!

Hiked it with my dad!! Took a little trip up to Yosemite after coming from Kansas to CA for a cousin's wedding. The parking lot in the valley wasn't exactly a prime sleeping spot, I got zero sleep, but the hike was awesome. Lots of water and great memories!! Thanks dad!!


RSBARNES - Nov 11, 2008 1:39 am

Great Hike  Sucess!

Lots of water falling that year.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - May 24, 2008 11:45 am

great day hike  Sucess!

Used to do this every year when we lived in California. Alas . . .

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Apr 27, 2008 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2008

Dozens of Times  Sucess!

I do this trail several times each year. When the water is high it is one of the most senic & beautiful hikes in the park. In fact I am going there tomorrow (4-28). Will take John Muir to Clark's Point, down to Mist Trail then up to Nevada Falls.


SoCalHiker - Apr 27, 2008 9:41 pm

A very popular hike in Yosemite Valley  Sucess!

Did that hike with my family in the summer of 2002. There was not much water in the Merced River, so the water falls were pretty unspectacular. However, the hike itself and the landscape are simply beautiful.

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