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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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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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  • Hate to be the naysayer, but the segment of the Mist Trail at the side of Vernal Falls was a dangerous hike the day we took it. The trail was crowded at 9:00AM. Hikers with walking sticks were wieldin...  more »
  • Vernal Fall can be accessed by the Mist Trail, which is 2.4 mi/3.9 km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 1000 ft/365 m. We visited Vernal Fall as part of the longer Panorama Trail (from Glacier Point...  more »
  • This is a 1.6 mile trail to the Vernal Falls Bridge. It's a steady incline, but paved the whole way. At the bridge you get a view of Vernal Falls, but I don't know if this view is worth it. It's only ...  more »