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Vernal Fall

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Address: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
Phone Number: 2093720200
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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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We planned to do the moderate walk to the Vernal falls footbridge but then continued to the top of the falls. Mid way up we were rewarded with a view of the falls and a rainbow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We planned to do the moderate walk to the Vernal falls footbridge but then continued to the top of the falls. Mid way up we were rewarded with a view of the falls and a rainbow going across it! The latter part is a more strenuous climb, up a steep and narrow path but if you've plenty of water and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This trail is SUPER busy. It is mostly paved. Easy terrain, but a steady climb up. Take the mist trail around. Less people and slightly less steep.

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Tukwila, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike going up to the fall is moderate but can be difficult once you are closer near the top. Be courteous to others and share the path or take turns. Once you reach the falls you'll be amazed how gorgeous it is, take some time by the fall and just be awed. There was a lot of people when... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to hike and camp in Yosemite many times as a young man. My trip up to the top of the two waterfalls, spending the night sleeping under the stars, was memorable....now 40 years later!

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to see how far we could get as wanted to see a waterfall here in late August. Had read it was moderate to strenuous. We are not very fit but took it slowly - kids aged 11 & 9. We started out at 7am as up early with UK time diff and parked in trail head car park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Since the Yosemite Falls are dried up, this is one of two spots you are going to see running water. It's crowded and hot in the middle to later afternoon. I would suggest going as early as possible to take advantage of the cool and fewer crowds.

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Vernal Falls is near the bottom of Yosemite Valley, it's about 2 miles from Half Dome Village and it's a gradual incline most of the way if you are coming from the valley. The paths are very well maintained, there are rest rooms and running water to fill your water bottle at the bottom of the falls area. A free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vernal falls is not really easy to reach, that's why it's mentioned in "strenuous routes". The Misty Trail is very steep, rocks are uneven, trail boots is a must! Be sure to head there with some hours of daylight ahead, as you don't want to descend this super-steep trail in the darkness. Also I wouldn't advise to go there with... More 

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Wuppertal, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up Vernal Fall via Mist Trail, then Nevada Fall and down to the Valley via John Muir. Fantastic but very steep uphill. On the way down we struggled with the trail (sand was rather slippery). What a scenery!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a trek but soooooooo worth it once you get to the top. Go carefully if its icy as the the path can be very slippery but the walk and the view was so worth its this is a must see and do if you visit yosemite.

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