Mist Trail Spring, Yosemite, California


Posted: October 10, 2013

Category: California, North America, United States, View All

Mist Trailhead/John Muir Trailhead
Yosemite, California, 95389
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Located 5 minutes up the Mist Trail in Yosemite Valley, also known as John Muir Trail. After you fill up your waters you can hike to 2 beautiful waterfalls farther down the trail (Vernal & Nevada Falls). I have not tested and do not know the TDS PPM, I do know the water percolates through an immense network of granite and soil, laterally through the mountain, and springs forth beautifully at the location. A small amount of stone work was done to create a pool for the spring, but the point at which it comes up is untouched. Have been sourcing and drinking this water for 4+ months and have not been sick or had stomach problems once. Assuming it is highly in minerals. Love this water

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  1. Heather says:

    Thank you! I can’t wait to try it there. I live near Yosemite and visit often, but I never considered drinking that water, even though I have walked past that spring my entire life!

  2. Anand says:

    We just hiked past this last week. Always wondered about the water quality. Thank you for testing it with your stomach!!! Keep us posted it you test it other ways?

  3. Jordan says:

    Went up there today and got more water! I have drank from that spring before. I felt refreshed and filled several jugs before heading back down the trail. Thanks for including it!

  4. Tom says:

    I miss this spring so much, going to have to work a few more seasons just to drink from it 🙂 All the springs in Yosemite are unique and worth a visit

  5. Taylor says:

    This spring is absolutely delightful! I’m so grateful to Find A Spring for helping me to experience spring water for the first time in my life at 27 years old. It’s about a 5 minute walk up from the start of the Mist Trail, and will be very obvious on the left side of the paved path. When I first arrived, a man was filling up many bottles to take home with him. This was reassuring to me as I had never drunk from a spring before. You can actually see the spring water bubbling up through the sand! I recommend filling your bottle right near where you see these bubbles as the water will be the purest at this location, having come straight out of the earth’s natural filtration system.

    The water was delicious, and perfectly energizing for the hike up to Vernal Falls and Clark Point. However, if you’re looking for the best spring water in Yosemite, I recommend Fern Spring near Pohono Bridge towards the entrance of the park for a slightly colder taste, lower TDS (guestimate) and easier convenience for filling bottles. Plus it is a sacred site and the energy is palpable.

    Happy springing! Seriously, you will not regret it. Water is life, and beautiful water is a beautiful life. <3

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