根据国家公园网页,从登山口到VERNAL FALL来回接近4公里的路程,而我们则是一早8点多就从登山口(公车16号站牌)出发,到下午1,2点才回来搭上公车回营地.因为我们是冬天造访,所以人潮稀稀落落,但庆幸的是今年没下太多雪,所以步道没有封起来(后面爬陡峭阶梯那一段绝对不能在积雪的状态下尝试…). 从登山口到观景桥的部分,我个人是认为没什么好讲的.一路上看到蛮多中老年人来到此处拍几张照片后就回去,感觉上也没什么难度可言.附带一提,过桥后旁边有个厕所,但是冬天没有开放使用. 在过了桥以后没多久,越接近瀑布,路就开始变得很钭俏 (程度跟象山的阶梯有的比).尤其是最后一段,路径更是小到只有一个人的宽度,旁边甚至还有栏杆来确保安全.不过这一段还蛮短的,经过了栏杆部分就攻顶了,所幸最后还是有忍住爬完全程. 结论: 其实后来我们发现VERNAL FALL的登山路径是可以选择的.如果你体能比较不好,大不了就爬到桥头那边一览瀑布后就可以折返;反观要是你对自己体力和胆识比较有信心,可以一路爬到瀑布顶乃至走到更里面的内华达瀑布(很可惜碍于身上的重装备,我只有成功挑战瀑布顶而已).听山友说,走John... 更多
The hike itself is a little steep for non-hikers but it is easily done if you take your time. Your efforts will definitely be rewarded with beautiful scenery not only when you reach the trails end but throughout the entire hike.
The falls themselves are beautiful, however if your not good with heights or drops, think twice. I made it 3/4 of the way up but there were so many people going up and down, many with very young children, too close to the edge for my liking, I had to come back down.
My friends and I hiked to the top of Vernal Falls this past weekend. While its a short hike (1.5 miles) it's strenuous and up hill most of the way but the reward at the end will leave you feeling so good that you did it as well as the beautiful view! Give yourself about 3 hours for the hike... 更多
Very steep climb to get to the Vernal Falls Bridge, but it was beautiful and worth the walk up. Just plan to take some lung breaks on the way up, if you are so inclined.
I wasn't sure what I was getting into as I progressed along the trail to towards the top of the falls. It was SO worth the effort that it takes during the last portion where you climb and climb and climb some more. Once you're at the top, you will see why it's so worth it as well as all... 更多
Bottom of falls couple miles, top of falls you climb the wet steps and get wet. I've had several companions get a little scared on those steps. Very beautiful. Great lunch spot. Then keep going to Top of Nevada from there.
The mist trail is a steep stair-step trail that takes you really close to vernal fall. If you are here in the spring you will get wet - it is cold and fun and then you can dry out and warm up at the top of the fall. This year there isn't enough water to make much mist but it... 更多
Great short hike, although steep and there are many stairs towards the end. Can be slippery if approaching from the South. Keep going to Nevada Falls. Then keep going to the Dome.