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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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Great first sight at Yosemite!

If you are heading into the Valley from Tunnel View this will be the first attraction you can personally visit. There is a good sized parking lot and the fall is only a 5-10... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are heading into the Valley from Tunnel View this will be the first attraction you can personally visit. There is a good sized parking lot and the fall is only a 5-10 minute walk along a paved path. You can easily walk right up to the stream that flows from the fall itself and you could easily stay... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

October 12, 2016. This was our second visit to Yosemite and each time this waterfall was dry. Need to come early spring but no later than May or June because it will be dry. Nice easy walk up to at least see where it would be.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here day after Christmas. It was beautiful! It was slippery, but worth the hike up! And I do mean hike, cause it was slow slippery the asphalt was frozen and you had to climb around rocks to get up there. Worth it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe we came in a bad time for waterfalls but... We didn't see any. This waterfall is easily accecable, only 10 minutes walking there. Doesn't need physical preparation. Big parking, not so many people when we came there and a great disappointment. Yet, the nature around is very beautiful.

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Peebles, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just park in a spot, walk up the path, and you can hear the noise and feel the air temperature change. Go a little further and suddenly you are looking at a magnificent waterfall with brutally cold water. Just amazing.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we visited during winter the walk up was slippery with not much places to hold onto. People have to be really careful especially for kids and seniors to climb up this area during winter. The falls itself was magnificent! The sounds and surrounding foliage made the view memorable and is definitely worth the time to climb the short path... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately in September of most years all of the waterfalls are dry so plan your trip earlier in the year if you are going to see the waterfalls. Still beautiful scenery and lots of pictures to let you know what you're missing

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Thank Helen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the first photo I took in the park. I caught a free bus from the visitor centre, stumbled across the path and just kept following it. Despite the large number of people taking photos, there were times on the walk when I felt alone in the park. The tranquility of the trees with the rushing of the waterfall... More 

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Fredericksburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very great trip to see the falls. Parking may take a few minutes because it's a must see attraction. Many walking trails and a trail to walk to half dome. The falls are accessible for the handicapped. Restrooms are available. A must see stop.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Yosemite, you're going to stop here at Bridalveil. It's a must see. We were there after a snow, so it was especially pretty! Make time to get out and walk around and explore! In the summer you can hike to the fall. The Indian legend says that those who inhale the mist of the falls have... More 

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