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Vernal Fall

Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Owner description: Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green foliage that surrounds it year-round and the rainbow mist it produces as... more » Owner description: Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green foliage that surrounds it year-round and the rainbow mist it produces as the water cascades. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This waterfall is on the Mist Trail Yosemite. Its just wonderful to stand there and enjoy the fabulous scenery after a relatively but not overly strenuous hike up the trail. I see that some people are calling this easy while others feel it was hard work. Dont be misled, the only people who would find it easy are the youngsters... More

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Chicago
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12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Hundreds of people climb this steep, but paved, trail. And thanks to climate change, when you get to the top, there's very little "pay off" because Yosemite's famous waterfalls are so reduced or dried up altogether. If you like to enjoy nature in crowds, you might like this trail in high season. If you're looking for a quiet retreat, after... More

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San Leandro, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It was quite strenuous hike but once you are up there you can feel achievement. The view along the hike is so beautiful.

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Groves, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful and amazing hike. The hike to the foot bridge is easy. Make sure you take plenty of water. It is something out of the movies getting there. Beautiful moon bows and small off the trail places to rest. Take your time, as the hike/climb gets harder. The trail getting there is quite narrow once you start... More

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New York, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It starts out deceptively easy but by the time you get to the 600 steps it is very challenging indeed! We did not make it to the very top of the falls but got close enough to get a great view, this is a strenuous hike! Disliked the fact that it was super crowded, of course this was the height... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

steep hike but wonderful view and refreshing waterfall. A lot of people were there but it is still breathtaking. And you can climb up higher to see more greatl things

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San Francisco
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Vernal Falls hike is not so long but you must keep in mind that the walk is quite steep and the end of it is all steps. Be prepared but it is quite beautiful.

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I recommend this short hike to everyone going to Yosemite National Park. It starts as an easy paved trail from near the main visitor's center in Yosemite Valley. It is only about 1.5 long. The last third of it is all flights of stone steps. The view of the falls is great and worth some picture taking.

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Silver Spring, MD
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We did this hike many years ago and it is still one of my favorites. We went with my parents who only made it up to the bridge as that the hike is mostly all uphill. They stayed put while my husband and I continued on up to Vernal Falls. We hiked during the September month, so it was a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We only hiked to the bridge, which is .8 miles one-way. We had little kids, and they were done! The hike is steep, but the trail is paved all the way to the bridge. I have a 3 year-old. There is no way he could have walked that trail on his own. My 6-year old made it, though. I was... More

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