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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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Beautiful hike to Vernal Falls. Falls was still running good. Was a moderate to difficult hike at times. The hardest part were the granite stairs toward the top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Porterville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful hike to Vernal Falls. Falls was still running good. Was a moderate to difficult hike at times. The hardest part were the granite stairs toward the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The trail got quite busy around 12. Worth going a little earlier in the day as the climb can be unbearable in the heat. Really spectacular views after about 20 minutes.

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Thank Alexander C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here expecting to see some large falls but I guess it depends on the season because the waterfall was pretty weak. It was about a 2 hour trek (to and back). We started close to evening so when we were ready to climb back it was getting dark and we had to use my iphone for flashlight. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

HAVE KIDS? Ok so we brought our 6 year old and it took us about 3 hours to hike up to the waterfall. She was good and lots of people of all ages were doing it. THE WAY UP IS ALL UPHILL. There is a water and bathroom stop. You can stop on the way and enjoy the scenery...bring some... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are not in the greatest of shape, but decided to hike to the Vernal Falls footbridge. It's supposed to be a 0.8 mile walk, probably is closer to 1.1 miles, from the shuttle bus. We got to the footbridge, with a number of stops, but did not feel we could make it further. The view from... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there during dry season in September, so there was not much water, but it was still spectacular. It is a bit of a hike on a hot Summer day, but well worth it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's about 3 miles round-trip up the mist trail if you only want to get to the top of Vernal Fall and turn around. We visited in September, so the flow was less than it is in early summer, but it was still impressive. You can climb down some rocks to get closer to the waterfall, but be careful. There... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's about 1000 feet elevation gain to the top of the fall. Take shuttle from the valley to stop 16 and follow the direction and be prepared to climb up. (Nevada fall is about 1900 feet elevation gain.) Lots of steps during last half mile, be safe climbing and descending.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These falls still had a beautiful flow of water even for the end of August. We were in awe of it's beauty and power, and really can't imagine how amazing Vernal Falls is during the spring. We must come back!! Tips: You can park at the Happy Isles trailhead - just get there a little early to beat the crowds.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Just wow! I'm not an experienced hiker by no means but I completed this hike. My family and I ( 55,32,30,10,9 and 4 years old) are active people and would say in good physical shape but this was challenging. It took us about an hr of active hiking to reach the top. The Yosemite website states that this trail... More 

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