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Nevada Fall

While we do the half dome hiking (June-08-2013), Along the way to reach the dome, we saw the outstanding views of Vernal and Nevada Falls, Liberty Cap, Sub dome. In this post I am describing about the Nevada Falls beauty and hiking info.

Nevada Fall is a 594-foot (181 m) high waterfall on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California. It is located below the granite dome, Liberty Cap, at the west end of Little Yosemite Valley. The waterfall is widely recognized by its "bent" shape, in which the water free-falls for roughly the first third of its length to a steep slick-rock slope. This mid-fall impact of the water on the cliff face creates a turbulent, whitewater appearance in the falls and produces a great deal of mist which covers a wide radius, which led to its current name (Nevada is an old Spanish word meaning "snowy")

Hiking Info To Reach Nevada Fall:

You can take the free shuttle to reach the Trail-head. The Mist Trail starts at Happy Isles trail-head (YARTS shuttle stop # 16, and within walking distance of Curry Village).

The hike to the top of Nevada Fall, along the Mist Trail, is around 5 miles from the trail head  One must first hike to Vernal Fall and then trek another 2.5 miles  to reach the top. The John Muir Trail, which starts near the trail to Happy Isles, goes to the top of Nevada Fall.

Trail Way to reach the top
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: Around 5 miles
Elevation : Around 2,000 feet

Nevada Fall View from the top

It will be very scenic when you see the falls from the top. (Check my video below, which I took from top of Nevada Fall )

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