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Bridalveil Falls

Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco
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Type: Waterfalls, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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Type: Waterfalls, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.
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South San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's one of the few falls in the park that does NOT rely on snowmelt, so although the flow may vary, it will flow year-round. It's the first waterfall you see when you drive into Yosemite Valley. The walk from the parking lot is short and nearly flat, so it's very easy to get to the base of the falls.... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

when water is full it is beautiful,this time it was just a streak,however there are plenty of rocks to climb and there is bridge to walk across,can also walk under the falls and it feels good

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Asheville, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Bridal Veil is a thin ribbon of water that only flows heavily during the winter and early spring runoff. For much of the year there is not much there. The walk to the base of the falls is very short so it is easy to get to although for a really great view, I recommend the short hike up Old... More 

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San Diego, California
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34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Late winter or early spring is the best time to see Bridal Veil Falls because the water run-off is much better. By summer, it usually dwindles to not much beyond a trickle compared to the other waterfalls in the park.

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Maryland
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As we were driving by we stopped to see the falls. It is a nice fall but, Yosemite has quite a few that are even better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

1000 ft away from parking lot so we went in visited this fall. It ok visit. This fall is also very close to Tunnel View so hardly 2 mins to cover this fall.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We enjoyed a short hike to the waterfall view with our young children. We even brought the striker, but probably didn't need it. Home to the biggest yellow leaves I've seen in my life. The waterfall us unique since it seems like it's blowing away from the rocks.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you are not a hiker, or the weather is bad, this is the one great hike that is worth your time -- so you can say you did get out of your car! One sign says .3 miles and the other says 1,000 to the Point; but it's about a 10 (to 15) minute walk on a beat down... More 

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San Francisco, California
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57 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Came upon this right from the parking area for it and even saw a coyote trying to sneak a peak! Beauitful waterfall.

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burlingame,Ca.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Always nice to see Bridalveil/Pohono , in native indian language, but Especially in Spring !! Just lovely "small" waterfall.

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