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Nevada Fall loop

About this Hike

What to bring
What Is Provided

First aid

Water purification 

sun screen

bug repellent 

Liter Water bottle per person


Sun Glasses



Layered Clothing

Rain Gear

lunch and snacks

Why This Hike?

If you only have a day and are ready for a strenuous uphill climb that offers Yosemite's most classic  features of massive granite cliffs,  glacial impressions, and views of the valleys four grandest waterfalls. This is the hike for you!

Trip Specifics 

Length: 6-8Hours


Elevation Gain: 2000ft

Rating: Strenuous

Meet:Half Dome Village, 7:00am


Cost:$150/person for 2+

         2 Person minimum  


Availability: May-October

We meet in Half Dome Village in front of the General Store at 8 AM. This is the only store available for food and supplies in this area. After meeting and introductions we will embark on a one mile trip to the Happy Isle trailhead. From there it will be a strenuous 5.8 mile lollipop with an elevation change of 2,000 feet. Ascending up the famous mist trail you will skirt along the Merced River and onto a series of steep stone steps in front of 317 foot Vernal Fall. After reaching the top of Vernal Fall you will continue on for another 1.4 miles to the beautiful 594 foot Nevada Fall. We will be descending down the famous John Muir trail which will take us back to Happy Isles.

Meeting Place

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