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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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Dallas, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

When I visited in the spring there was water in the falls. Apparently that's not always the case as it gets later in the season. This is one of the easiest falls in the park to access. There's a parking lot and then a super-easy paved trail. If you just want to see one falls and don't have much time,... More

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a very short walk to this point. There are signs everyone to not climb on the rocks as they will be slippery and may cause death. Still people climbing on the rocks.. of course. They are amazing falls but when we went it was about dry. We knew it would be, so no disappointment. Other falls are better,... More

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portsmouth england
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Due to a 2 year drought in California and the fact there is no snow melt at this time of year the Ranger said the best time to visit the park and to see all the water falls is in May.... But the rest of the area surrounding it was spectacular.

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Varde, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It is very wonderful to hike to Bridalveil Falls, and the scenery is spectacular. One thing was missing when I was there and it was the water. It was totally dryed out but come in the springtime and see it flow. Anyhow it's worth seeing now.

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New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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