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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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Beverly Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I climbed the dry river bed rocks to the pool where I laid down to gaze at the waterfall above. It was the middle of the afternoon and the falling water would create a mist that would dance with the changing winds in between shafts of light. It was memorizing. Unexpected experience which I loved.

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Harrisburg, Pa.
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49 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Bridalveil Falls recently, and had a good visit. We visited late in the summer, plus the current drought reduced the falls to a mist. But we had a great time climbing the rocks to see some of the pools created. To see the falls, go early in the season. Even though there was not a lot of water,... More

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Modesto, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This water fall is nice to view while it only trickles over the edge or is gushing so hard the mist will soak you. Wheel chair accessible and a very short hike to the base.Don't miss it!!!

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Marietta, Georgia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

In early July the waterfall was just a mist of water falling from the rock above. It was cool in it's one way so we were not disappointed as its a short walk from the parking lot on the way to Glacier Point. It would most likely be awesome with the snow runoff. It was dry on July 1 when... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Though disappointing that it was dry, it's still worth it to come and check it out. Saw a little rainbow at the bottom of the falls while there.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Short walk to the main view of the waterfall. We decided to take a chance and climb the rocks to get closer. I only had the nerve to make it a little over halfway. Rocks were slippery and steep in certain spots. I would recommend good shoes and water to drink if you decide to climb these. Around the halfway... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Only had a little water coming over the top though nothing reached the bottom so the stream was dry.

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Topeka, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The falls were beautiful depite the severe California drought. Water was sporadic coming over the falls but we did see some fall. A lot of tourist!!!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Unfortunately, the falls is almost dry right now due to the drought in CA, but the trip into Yosemite and a stop at the falls is still a must. Several people have suggested using the shuttle, but we were able to park in the falls lot. Our family of 4 (9 & 12 kids) walked up the 1000ft path to... More

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Ladue, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Classic Yosemite waterfall with only a half hour hike. Your entire family will enjoy this hike-fairly easy and mainly paved on the lower half. The more adventurous members of your group can boulder right up the base of the falls. Very fun for all!!

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