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

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Houston, Texas
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213 reviews 213 reviews
117 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

July brings dry times to many places and the park is no exception. The fall was barely misting. While it was okay to see it wasn't spectacular. I'm sure that it is during the wet season though. It's very tall. The walk from the parking lot wasn't bad but if you are disabled the hike up to the falls isn't... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited in June 2014. This is a very tiny waterfall as maybe there is hardly any water. Not worth the time to see it.

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St. Louis, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There was not much water flowing the day we visited in early July, but it had been a super dry season. This was a crowded trail that was pretty easy except for some uphill portions. I imagine it would be amazing in spring when the water is really going. Great picture spot.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This 0.5 mile round-trip walk is worth the time. There is a pretty little creek that runs along side part of the trail that our children (ages 10 & 13) enjoyed exploring. We spent about an hour at Bridalveil walking the path, exploring the creek, hanging out at the bottom of the fall, and taking pictures.

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Since it is on the road into Yosemite Valley soon after the Tunnel and the Tunnel View, you arrive earlier in the day so it is quieter than other Valley falls. Very short, easy walk to the falls. Easy parking. The walk is through some pretty woods and then you come into the very base of the falls. If you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yosemite is worth a visit and these falls were particularly nice. Great photo opportunity. A steep climb to get there.

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N Ireland
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237 reviews 237 reviews
75 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a short stroll from the carpark. There was not a lot of water, but it blew upwards creating fun pictures.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is another quick and easy walk in Yosemite. We went in the early evening and it was not crowded at all. Last time we visited we went during the early afternoon and it was packed. This is a great walk for families with various ages.

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