Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

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Vernal Fall is located in Yosemite National Park. Plan your visit to Vernal Fall and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This trail is long and steep. The views are great but I found the heights at the end to be too scary for me. Tons of people in it which does not make it easier. However just being able to be there was...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. It is definitely worth hiking further past the Vernal Fall Foot Bridge so that you can walk up beside the waterfall. Unfortunately I did not ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Wow - what a view. This hike takes about 3 hours but it is well worth the effort. It is all up hill. The first half is easy to a bridge. The path is paved and is suitable for strollers and possibly wh...  more »

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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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