The Mist Trail is without a doubt the most beautiful hike I have ever been on. This trail is comprised of two jawdropping giant waterfalls, Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. My husband (Jay), friends (Blake and Ashley), and I did this hike on June 26, 2011. The waterfalls were exploding! The trail is pretty tough! We followed The Mist Trail to the top of Nevada Falls (gaining about 2000 ft) and took the John Muir Trail back down to Happy Isles. This trail is also very dangerous (three deaths occurred here in July). The Mist Trail also leads to the summit of Half Dome if you continue to the left on the JMT just past Nevada Falls.
First View of Vernal Fall
Blake and Jay going up the SLICK stairs
Silhouette of Blake