Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Yosemite National Park  /  Nature  /  Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park

Categories: Waterfalls, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
At 188 m (617 ft) tall, Bridalveil Fall is one of the highlights of Yosemite National Park. This fall flows year-round, and was named for the mist that blows off it on breezy days, which resembles a bridal veil. In the spring, you can see the fall at its most powerful, roaring with snowmelt. The Ahwahneechee tribe believed the fall was home to a vengeful spirit, and according to legend, if you look directly at the waterfall when leaving the valley, you will be cursed. However, the tribe also believed inhaling the mist would increase your chance of marrying. The park features an easy, short hike to get a close-up view of the natural wonder. Bring water as it's not available at the trailhead or parking area. Plan to visit Bridalveil Fall and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yosemite National Park attractions using our Yosemite National Park trip generator.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • The Bridalveil fall was our first stop after entering the national park. We stopped there for about 30 minutes. From parking area to the fall it is about 10 minutes walk. The fall itself is one of the...  read more »
  • El Capitan rock's across the street from the top of the Cathedral in the rock, it seems as though seen pages by name, but the veil I saw waterfalls flow down the watercourse was barely keeping the poor falls.
    show original
  • Got some great family picks here. Smaller fall but fast hike to the falls. Kids loved the trail. Great way to start the day 
  • Always nice to see the falls. After rains the water comes as close as the viewing area and during dry months you can climb up till the top. 4 stars because its very touristy and crowded, might be better off going to more secluded spots.
  • Really gorgeous! There are some pools higher up if you climb up over the rocks at the base. One of them is just above the treetops. Would highly recommend.
  • Stunning views. Bad traffic. Pack a lunch and a bike. Park and ride the valley. Easy ride.
  • Beautiful, easy access. Stay on the walking path and don't climb the rocks. They are slippery.
  • Increíble la vista. Recomendadisimo el paseo en kayak
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h