Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park

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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. Our Yosemite National Park trip builder website makes visiting Bridalveil Fall and other Yosemite National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We visited in June of 2017, when the waterfalls were full and active. Bridalveil fall had a double rainbow and made for amazing photos that looked like it was a backdrop not a real location.  more »
  • Visited the Golden Week holidays. From wearing Sandals instead had become soggy in the spray from the falls parking lot, so headed to falls. Can I get five minutes, walked from the parking lot. Been regretted because it did not have a waterproof camera was large and powerful, but splashing and couldn't take a picture falls from the parking lot.
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  • We were one day visiting the Park and we can do almost everything. This waterfall is simply beautiful, a sight
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  • Accessible and beautiful granite cliffs. Would be amazing when there is a lot of water. Get to the fall via board walks and trails.
  • This iconic waterfall is best seen in the late afternoon. It was at its best in May 2017, thanks to the extraordinary snow fall during the past winter. The abundant mist would make it challenging to take pictures close-by.
  • Very accessible and rewarding trail. You can see dears on the halfway.
  • Beautiful and a decent size fall with pretty views. Loved the small hike close to 0.5 miles to the fall. Take your poncho with you if you prefer not to get wet. Must go to the bottom of the fall.
  • Really nice place the water is cold ❄️❄️

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