Junction to The Mist Trail
A few minutes after crossing the bridge over Nevada Fall you will reach a 3 way junction. To your right is the trail to Little Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Clouds Rest, and to your left is the trail down the Mist Trail to the Valley. There is also a restroom in the wooden hut.
The next mile of the trail is particularly hard on the knees: it is made of small stone steps that are slanted downhill, and they can be quite slippery when covered in dust or after a rain. It takes unbelievable discipline to pay appropriate attention to where you are stepping with such stunning views of Nevada Fall crashing down only a little ways away.