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Bridalveil Falls

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco
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Type: National Parks, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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Bendigo, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

was there on 21 Nov, small stream of water coming over being blown in all directions by the wind. nice

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Clearly, that every waterfall is a nature miracle, even the smallest. The advantage of Bridalveil is that is not the smallest! It falls hundreds meters from vertical rock wall and retains active even in late fall season, when famous Yosemite fall is already dry. The other advantage is easy approach to the foot of waterfall, don't know about approach to... More

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Philadelphia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Though not as tall as some other waterfalls in the park, Bridalveil is beautiful and easily accessible by a paved trail from the parking lot.

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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

These falls were not flowing heavy and we almost missed them during the drive. But they were very neat to see. They are definitely "misty" like a veil.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We saw the falls after a period of very little rain and also in the fall. Unfortunately given those two factors, there wasn't much to see on our visit. So my advice is if the falls are important to your tour of Yosemite, plan your visit for the spring when the run offs are occurring and I suspect that the... More

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London, England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Although there is not much water at this time, being a drought, the sheer majesty and scale of the falls is breathtaking. Was interested to see how slippery the rocks as you reach the paths end were. The note about fatalities was well heeded and we didn't climb further than a few yards, which was enough to demonstrate how very... More

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Grinnell, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

but that's all it took. Simply a beautiful way to end my all-too-short visit to Yosemite. The road in gave me an excellent view of the falls without the need to hike up, yet there were clearly opportunities available to do so if I'd wanted to walk up more closely to it.

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Leeds
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Well - it's only about a 5 minute walk from the car park so not a lot lost but the falls were a bit disappointing in Sept - not that much water and you're quite a way off too. Probably good in spring when in full flow though.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We've visited Bridalveil Fall (not Falls! the park uses the singular!) during the summer, when it is spectacular and fully worth an Excellent, but for this visit near the end of the year have to be honest and downgrade it a notch. If you visit about the time we did, you won't find much water going over this waterfall, but... More

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Westborough MA
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28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I believe you have to drive to the parking lot (no shuttle out that far I don't think), after a 5 minute hike you will see the falls located high above you. In the fall there is very little water so the view is only ok. There are signs saying to stay off the rocks but if there is no... More

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