Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park

Must see · National Park · Waterfall
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. Arrange your visit to Bridalveil Fall and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yosemite National Park using our Yosemite National Park trip builder website.
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  • We visited the first week of August 2020. This time of year, getting to see any water falling is hit and miss (mostly miss). However, we discovered that in the "valley", this waterfall was still...  more »
  • A beautiful waterfall! Catch it in the right light and it can look like a firefall. It is a short and easy hike to the viewing area. The fall is very beautiful and you will probably get hit with the.....  more »
  • Do to Covid, the trail up to the falls was closed. However we still had a wonderful view from further down the trail where it was open to hike. Definitely not want to miss!  more »
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  • The trek to Bridalveil fall is really amazing. Group of friends made this trek a memorable one!!
  • As a teen, I traveled to Yosemite many times. Beautiful memories....
  • Excellent experience. Very nice to visit with family. Do not miss.
  • Way better than over rated small yosemite water fall. A very small trail and accessible Last 1000 feet are very high and on stone . Need to be very cautious else u might slip or break your leg . But too much enjoyment
  • This is very beautiful place. When the wind gust is high then the fall water mist falls on you. This is awesome experience. The only problem I could see is with parking. Be early in the morning to get the parking place easily.

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