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Vernal Fall

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Address: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
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+1 209-372-0200
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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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Moderate Hike, Worth The View!!!

We visited Vernal Falls in late August and the weather at the time was wonderful. Not too hot, nice breeze. Right before the hike you get all these warnings about the hike itself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Vernal Falls in late August and the weather at the time was wonderful. Not too hot, nice breeze. Right before the hike you get all these warnings about the hike itself and how heat can really go to you if you are not someone that hikes or you are not carrying enough water. Even though my husband and... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the famous waterfalls and trails at Yosemite National Park. Therefore, it is crowded most of the time. It's a 3 miles (5 km) round trip hike to the Vernal Falls. The scenery is beautiful. The hike was rated as easy but the steepness actually makes it harder, especially with kids. The best time to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice introductory hike for Yosemite. It is a 3 mile return moderate hike to Vernal Fall. You can carry on up the John Muir trail to Nevada Fall but that is a lot further and harder going. The walk to Vernal fall is longer than the walk to Bridalveil Fall but it is worth it as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We thought we were going on a 3 hour trek, it ended up being around 7-8. We continued to the top of the falls and went over the other side. This way we did't have to go down the steep steps again. Our kids were 4, 7, 9. It was hard work, but they did it and I would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

great hike to do with the kids. Final segment close in the winter. Spectacular waterfall views from the bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

It's beautiful. But a warning: it is much farther than it seems. Even if you have the correct mileage in mind (and we didn't -- our whole family (all four of us!) thought we saw a sign at the bridge saying it was just .3 miles to the top -- it was NOT), it will feel longer than expected. Why?... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

For beginners it kicked our butt. Totally worth it though. Be sure to go all the way up to the top. Seems a lot longer than it is because mostly up hill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The hike includes alot of stone stairs...600 I believe. It was fun and especially since in the fall it wasn't wet! Lots of places to rest at the top with views of the water and the valley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing walk. Endless scenery. You can walk just under half way to the footbridge and see the falls and rocky stream or continue to the top. HOWEVER, do note that as of 6 December the mist trail is closed and you have to take the longer, steeper alternate trail. This is fine, but towards the top it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Easily accessible trail. Trail is about an hour to the foot bridge. Good place to rest and soak your tired feet, before heading up to the falls. Good scenery.

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