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“A lovely impressive waterfall” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco
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Owner description: 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.
St Helens, United Kingdom
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“A lovely impressive waterfall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Well worth the steep short hike up to the fall. Even in September it was impressive. In spring it must be amazing.

Visited September 2013
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“Stunningly Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Views were spectacular on this hike. Moderate hike, lots of stops for photographs, take lots of water. Most scenic of all the hikes we did in Yosemite. The Falls were'nt at full flow but beautiful just the same. Got some gorgeous photos, lots of friendly little squirrels joined us too. If you only do one trail then this is the one to do - it's beautiful

Visited September 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Great hike up to the falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is quite a steep and strenuous hike, but you are rewarded with fantastic views. Being the end of the summer, the falls were fairly quiet compared with their spring-time flow, but beautiful nonetheless.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Don't stop at the Bridge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Ok, it may be a little difficult to climb to the top of the falls but It is well worth it -We went at the end of our day in August so it was pretty hot and we were tired but we were glad went all the way - It is steep and the steps up were a little slippery - however you are close to the falls and it is pretty cool -
The lower bridge had water which was so welcome to us - In August it is one of the falls that still has water falling - I can only imagine how powerful t is in the late spring/early summer when the run off is in it's height

Visited August 2013
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“A little strenuous but worth it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Of the "short" hikes we did, this was probably the one that made us sweat the most. However, it's a beautiful hike, well-maintained trail, and the views are spectacular! We took the shorter version to the bridge, but you have the option to continue to the falls. Not much water flowing in September, but still worth going to!

Visited September 2013
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