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Description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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Short Trail - not hard

short and easy trail - just a steep incline right up to the falls' view. In this drought time and August too there was no water at all - just mist at the top that evaporated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It's Normally Beautiful, but the drought has left only a wisp of water coming over the top, and there is no stream running down the trail up there. Still a nice hike, and you can explore the rocks at the bottom, but they are still slippery, even after being dried out for so long. Do not go break an ankle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

short and easy trail - just a steep incline right up to the falls' view. In this drought time and August too there was no water at all - just mist at the top that evaporated quickly. Still pretty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Barely a trickle in August after years of drought, but that was what we expected and the mountains are still amazing.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice fall. It is within a sequoias forest which make it hard to see it till you are right on top of it. The trail is short (1/4 mile) with a rise of about 20-30 feet

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking. Photos don't begin to capture the majesty and amazing beauty that are here.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

the drought has badly effected this fall. there is a small amount of water coming over the top but it is evaporates before it gets half way down. Easy walk up but not worth doing at the moment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Yosemite's only "year round" Falls. They are fed by a naturAl body of water and the legend says they are the only Falls in the Park which have never run dry. Named because they look from time to time like a bride's veil, if the wind is blowing in a certain direction they look like they are running up rather... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Once more: the drought! So there was no water at all :( The fall was just some drops on the rocks... But since it is very close to the road, worth stopping by and climb some rock and observe the nature!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

No one could be unaware of the drought California is suffering. On our arrival at Yosemite virtually no water was flowing over the falls. An updraft would occasionally blow water up in the manner that gave the falls its name. And very infrequently some water would tumble over the lip as though throwing itself into the void. A short stream... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Impressive view, but unfortunatelly we came in the same and there was just a small vail of water. Spring probably is much better

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