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Address: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Description: Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green...
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.
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Great hike!

Wear good shoes (which I didn't and regretted) and bring a good water bottle which you can refill about halfway up. Not recommended for toddlers; probably about 8 years old is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wear good shoes (which I didn't and regretted) and bring a good water bottle which you can refill about halfway up. Not recommended for toddlers; probably about 8 years old is a good minimum (we took a 4-year old and a 9-year old; the little one had to be carried just about the entire time, but the bigger one was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great hike! This waterfall is fuller and a bit more exciting than Yosemite Falls in the summer. A beautiful picture spot if you do the whole hike (and don't just stop at the bridge). The hike is strenuous and there are steep and high portions of the trail; so if you have little ones with you, you've been forewarned! You... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After being advised that this was a must see and moderately challenging hike by the park rangers, we decided to give it a shot. A hot, packed shuttle bus took us to the trail head and it didn't get much better from there on in. The trail was absolutely packed, and most of the trail up to the falls was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is an arduous trail among even more arduous trails at Yosemite, but it is worth the effort for most skill levels. It will be slippery the closer you get to the falls. Be prepared.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

beautiful even during summer there was still fall. it wasn't at its fullest but it is still pretty. The beauty all around you on your way up to see the fall is incomparable.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A not particularly long trail, not particularly steep gradient until you get nearer the falls, and there you have the steps, but is pretty well up all the way. However, it is well worth the effort to get to the top of the falls where you not only get a tremendous view back along the way that you have come... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a moderate to strenuous hike that is worth the effort. Its paved for the first half but goes pretty much up to the bridge or the falls. Then its all down. If its hot, bring lots of water. There are many people but its festive and the folks are friendly. The bridge gives nice but distant views of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Take your time and bring water this is all up hill though the path is wide and clear, start out early on this trail to avoid all of the people.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Right. So the trail description we thought we read said "moderate". Either we mid-read it, or whoever wrote it was very, very fit. We (family of 4) aren't exactly UNfit, and we'd done a fair bit of walking on our holiday, but the path up to Vernal Falls Bridge just goes UP. And not at a slight gradient either :)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Be prepared for a 2 hour+ climb but once there you won't regret it. We did the climb at low water season so there is the opportunity to take a swim under the fall, but not sure i would recommend it to anyone.

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