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Bridalveil Falls

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Waterfalls, National Parks
Description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It's called Bridalveil Falls for a reason. When I was there June of 2014, there were barely any water coming down. IT was almost just mist, making it so transparent that it exactly represented its name. Luckily it was only on the way of our drive to the next scene location, not worth the extra drive if it's out of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

On the drive to the falls there is a small spring (Fern spring) Take your water bottles and fill them. Some of the best water you will ever have. It was worth the little drive over to Bridalveil just to stop at the spring. The falls are smaller, but still beautiful

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Murrieta, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Late spring is the best time to go! When the falls are full and you get there at the right time of day (noonish to early afternoon) the mist will often create a beautiful rainbow!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This summer's drought is a real concern. As for Bridal Veil Falls..... This year it was totally dried up. Go off season. Place is still totally awesome.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A short walk, a bit steep to a beautiful view from the base of the falls and spectacular view from ground level, looking directly across at El Capitan. The fall were just misting over the top.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Short hike, paved all the way. We walked over from El Capitan Bridge, but you can drive up and park much closer. The waterfall doesn't last through the summer, but it's a nice spray in spring and early summer. Tends to be crowded. I prefer the views of Bridalveil Falls from further away!

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Rockville, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There was no water in the falls because of the shortage of water in California. This is a site to see in early Spring

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Easy paved path. August isn't a great time to go - very little water, mostly just some mist at the top of the falls. Go in March/April timeframe and it will be spectacular when you have the rain and ice/snow melt. It's in Yosemite Valley, so it's always an amazing place to be.

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Oakdale, CA
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You get to walk under the waterfall and enjoy the view of it coming down the hill. Just breath taking.

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A short 10 minute walk from the parking lot. Beautiful path leading to the falls. The closer you get to the falls the more mist there is.

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