I shot this video during an impromptu weekend trip to Yosemite National Park. We camped for two nights and had one full day for exploring and hiking. Having been to Yosemite National Park a couple of times I wanted to see something new. A friendly ranger suggested the Mist Trail, the most popular hike in Yosemite which I had magically missed in my previous visits.
This video covers the scenic views of the Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls.
More info about the Mist Trail.
This is Yosemite’s signature hike. The hike follows the Merced River, starting at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley, past Vernal Fall and Emerald Pool, to Nevada Fall.
While many of Yosemite’s trails are popular due to having a single spectacular destination, the Mist Trail has fabulous views scattered all along it, beginning at the bridge overlook, progressing to two unforgettable waterfalls that fall a combined total of more than 900 feet (270 meters), and ending with perhaps the most striking of all: the view of Nevada Fall, Liberty Cap, and the back of Half Dome from the Muir Trail return segment.