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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
Description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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$140*
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

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Just a short walk

1,000 feet/5 minutes walk and you can see the beauty of Bridalveil Falls. You can even see it from the parking lot. The climb though shorter than Vernal Falls is much more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

1,000 feet/5 minutes walk and you can see the beauty of Bridalveil Falls. You can even see it from the parking lot. The climb though shorter than Vernal Falls is much more challenging as you are climbing through smooth and slippery rocks, not a trail.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

There are signs that explain that there has been "many fatalities and injuries from slippery rocks" I held onto my kids who were absolutely enthralled with the view! I did let them climb and explore the creek on the left of walking up to the falls. Not as dangerous and very fun.

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Pensacola, Florida
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Bridalveil Falls is mesmerizing. You won't be able to stop photographing it, and if you are able, you will come back again and again. It isn't the same any two minutes in a row. If you are fortunate to be in Yosemite in the Spring as the falls gush, you may see shoots and sprays; you will take photo after... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

short little hike and extremely crowded. Be prepared for tourists, mostly who do not speak or read English, that cannot read the signs that tell how dangerous it is to climb on the slick rocks.

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Redwood City, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Bridalveil Falls can be appreciated from several vantage points throughout the park, particularly from Tunnel View, and up close via a short path directly to the base of the falls. We were there in spring when the falls were running and in late afternoon the wind shifts them in all different directions which gives a misty, bridal veil appearance. Even... More 

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San Diego, California
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

You can see these falls from Tunnel View when you enter the park but if you have time this is a short and worthwhile stop. These falls aren't as spectacular as the Yosemite Falls, at least this year - I heard they had more water in previous years. Still a worthwhile stop. It's just a short walk on a paved... More 

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Yosemite National Park, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Bridalveil Falls is great because it is so beautiful and pretty much ANYONE can do it. I think it is less than half a mile, paved trail and your right up to the front of the waterfall. Although this is incredibly easy, it doesn't mean it is not incredibly spectacular, as with all things Yosemite. If it is your first... More 

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San Jose
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not the most impressive of the falls in Yosemite, but very nice to visit. You can see it up close and maybe get a little mist from it at the right season. Fairly short walk on paved ground. Another good view of it can be seen driving out of the park.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Fun falls that sometimes can be landing in the parking lot! Other times its a mist that is well tamed. Either way don't miss this spot.

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South San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It's one of the few falls in the park that does NOT rely on snowmelt, so although the flow may vary, it will flow year-round. It's the first waterfall you see when you drive into Yosemite Valley. The walk from the parking lot is short and nearly flat, so it's very easy to get to the base of the falls.... More 

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