Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

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#4 of 25 in Parks in Yosemite National Park
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  • The best waterfall hike in the USA. The falls are pretty shocking, and the trip up is ultra-challenging. But the trail is PERFECT. It’s either paved or stepped the whole way up. The views are stunning...  more »
  • Not very long and not very difficult hike for the amazing view of waterfall. Very mystic and also photogenic cause it is covered up by the rainbow.  more »
  • We only had one day at Yosemite and, being more into fatness than fitness, we were never going to do anything too strenuous. The hike to the Vernal Falls bridge is short but never-the-less steep enoug...  more »
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  • Though the hike was difficult it was amazing and worth the effort. The falls us beautiful and the rainbow that shines across it is spectacular. (5 STARS!!!!)
  • Take the Mist Trail only when you're prepared to Mist from the fall and many big steps to reach the top of Vernal Falls. Alternatively is there an other route to reach the top. But this isn't so spectacular like the Mist Trail.
  • If you go to Yosemite you must visit this place. Also Nevada falls its even better but you have to make the extra 2 miles.
  • Park employees said Google maps got this wrong.
  • Amazing view. Toilets isn't clean.

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Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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