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Bridalveil Falls

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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Landmark waterfall located in Yosemite.

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Water is still flowing - peaks around May/June. Easy walk to the viewing area. Parking can be a challenge during peak times.

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Jeff M
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Water is still flowing - peaks around May/June. Easy walk to the viewing area. Parking can be a challenge during peak times.

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Reeds Spring, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The water shortage In California sure show the Bridalveil falls in the past while walking up to the path you would start to feel the mist from the falls this time we didn't feel any mist at all you have to hike up the base of the fall in the rock to get closer to feel mist which is not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not spend much time here because it was way too crowded, but it was certainly worth the short walk up to see it. After seeing the hordes crawling all over the area, littering, jostling for photos, screaming at children running rampant, etc., we felt it was better to take in from a distance!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wouldn't rank this in my top YNP experiences, but the short walk and view from right up at the base of the falls is still pretty great. Definitely worth your time. And I felt like the crowds were actually thinner here than in other places.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Currently, not a lot of water falls this time of year, so it's kind of a trickle down. The best view is actually from the parking lot. The walk is okay, again tons of people.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here in June and the falls were near peak. It is active year round but with much less water past June.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved how accessible this Vista point was vs others. You can just drive up and park, take some pictures of the gorgeous falls, hike near it easily, play in the woods, see water and a bridge and enjoy the beautiful view and weather. It wasn't a crazy long drive up like glacier point albeit different scene but easy, slow,... More 

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Durango, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! An awesome View of a spectacular waterfall from the valley floor at Yosemite. Make sure you get to the park early as it gets very crowded on the summer days. If you can go in the spring that is even better. And take a hike to the bottom of the falls if you can.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a short 5 minute walk to the viewing spot but the view from the car park is just as good. Climbing on the rocks has claimed fatalities so don't do it!

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Cool, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy this time of year & had to wait in a line of 20 people for the few bathrooms. But it was an easy walk to the falls where you will definitely get misted this time of year. Biggest problem was trying to get a photo before the mist got on the lens.

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