Vernal Fall, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
The Merced River plunges 317 feet (97 meters) in the waterfall of Vernal Fall in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Starting at Happy Isles trail head in Yosemite Valley, hike the steep, paved Mist Trail 2.4 miles round trip with 1000 feet gain to Vernal Fall. Don’t miss Emerald Pool and Nevada Fall further upstream. 100 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada crystallized into granite from magma 5 miles underground. The range started uplifting 4 million years ago, and glaciers eroded the landscape seen today in Yosemite National Park. Panorama stitched from 4 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download