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Location: Yosemite Village, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County
Stream: Merced River
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Height: 594 ft.
Access:   hike   nodog  
Distance: 6.4 miles (RT)
Elevation: 4000 ft. (+2000 ft.)
Season: Apr-Jul
Form:   horsetail
Lat/Long:37.72496, -119.53249
Directions:On Southside Drive, drive to Curry Village and park. Then take the free shuttle to Happy Isles, stop #16. Start walking up the paved trail to Nevada Falls.

If you continue up past Vernal Falls another couple miles, you will reach the top of spectacular Nevada Falls. It is a difficult hike to the top, but it is well worth the effort. These two waterfalls still have lots of water flow even in the summer, unlike others in the park. If you have lunch at the top of Nevada Falls, you may have to fight the squirrels and jays for your food. Come back down the John Muir Trail from the top for a little change of scenery, instead of going back down the Mist Trail.

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Staircase Falls 2.36 miles
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Snow Creek Falls 2.80 miles
Merced River Falls 2.85 miles
Sentinel Falls 3.40 miles
Lehamite Falls 3.56 miles
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Lower Yosemite Falls 3.86 miles
Upper Yosemite Falls 4.05 miles
Horsetail Falls 5.55 miles
Bridalveil Falls 6.10 miles
Ribbon Falls 6.20 miles
Widows Tears 7.18 miles
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Tamarack Falls 9.74 miles
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Chilnualna Falls 12.04 miles
Foresta Falls 12.29 miles
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Lower Foresta Falls 12.64 miles
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Lower Chilnualna Falls 13.13 miles
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Upper Tuolumne Falls 13.73 miles
Middle Tuolumne Falls 13.84 miles
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California Falls 14.07 miles
Glen Aulin Cascade 14.08 miles
Lower California Falls 14.32 miles
Le Conte Falls 14.34 miles
Mattie Lake Falls 14.44 miles
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Lower Waterwheel Falls 14.60 miles
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Fish Camp Falls 18.18 miles
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Lower Rancheria Falls 18.70 miles
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