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Bridalveil Falls

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Waterfalls, National Parks
Description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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Fresno, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This beautiful icon is indeed a site to behold! A walk up the trail to Bridal Veil Falls is slightly strenuous but take it slowly and you will make it! As you approach, you may be greeted by a slight mist which will feel wonderful on a hot summer day but not so welcoming in early spring!

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Coronado, California
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61 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It's just inside the entrance to Yosemite and easy to find. Easy walk from parking to see the falls. Rock climbing to the pool at the bottom of the falls and beyond is fun and a good work out. We came in mid-March when the snow melt is at it's peak allowing us to see a lot of water. Really... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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149 reviews 149 reviews
44 attraction reviews
485 helpful votes 485 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

1. We always stop by Bridalveil Falls on our way into the Yosemite Valley, as it is right at the end of the Valley loop, and too far to walk from Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. 2. There is a parking area with bathroom facilities at the start of the trail to the falls. 3. On sunny Saturday afternoons the... More

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We visited Yosemite last year for the first time. As is often the case for us, serendipity follows us. Snow melt was at peak and the waterfalls were RUNNING! If you can, find when snow melt is at peak and go AT THAT TIME! This is breathtaking mother nature at her wondrous best!

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San Diego, California
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

From the parking lot this is an easy walk to close to the base of these falls. Even with so little water flowing there was spray into the public area (be aware and take precautions with cameras etc.) The flow was so slight that the wind was blowing the fall stream into an arc. With a more normal full flow... More

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Muenster Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This flows all year with peak flow in May. It is often the first waterfall visitors see when entering Yosemite Valley. There are lots of places to see and get pictures of the falls. You can see them from Tunnel View, one of the most famous views of Yosemite Valley. You can also see them from the trail head and... More

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We found to get the best picture, take it from the parking lot. That way you get almost all of the falls in the picture and if you go later in the afternoon the sun will be shining on it and hopefully you get a rainbow.

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Orinda, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We visited the Falls during the second weekend in December. Zero crowds, plenty of parking, lots of fresh snow. The hike was fun, but icy. If snow is on the ground, keep to the sides of the hiking path unless you want to slide across the ice. Great place for photographers, lots of light, and a diverse range of subject... More

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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200 reviews 200 reviews
76 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

On RHS as one drives towards the head of Yosemite Valley and then one can turn around and see El Capitan and a few other Waterfalls, whose names I right now cannot recall. Loads of room to park along the road, but beware the inconsiderates will likely mow you down if you cross the road without paying great care, in... More

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Bakersfield
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

lovely short trail that leads to one of the most famous waterfalls in the world - lovely spot for pictures, or a picnic lunch - not to be missed!

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