Photograph of a view of Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park, California, ca.1900-1930. Mists of water are created from the fall of the water and its crash into the rocks below. Trees sparsely cover the land on top of the falls. Tall conifers and a variety of other types of trees cover the area to the left of the river.; "Nevada Falls are 3 miles from roads-end in Yosemite Valley and 1.5 miles upstream from Vernal Falls; here the Merced River flows over a high ledge onto a jumble of large boulders 600 feet below, with much spray and foaming white water. A visit to both waterfalls makes an excellent half-day hike, and involves a 7-mile round trip along a sometimes rocky trail with a total elevation gain of 1,900 feet." -- unknown author.