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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. Plan to visit Bridalveil Fall and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Yosemite National Park attractions using our Yosemite National Park trip generator.
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  • Yes, the falls are beautiful. You don't want to miss Bridalveil. However the crowds were not being managed at all. Total chaos. Please NPS you need to do better. We waited 20+ minutes just to park and...  more »
  • Parking here was crazy, and we were there mid season! But if you can find a place to park or use the shuttle, this is an easy trail that winds upward to face the falls, if you can look up into falling...  more »
  • We came in 2015 with the drought and it was beautiful, but in 2017 after a full winter of snow, we got the full experience. We were sprinkled on, like nature's shower, so bring something for cover (Ap...  more »