Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park

At 188 m (617 ft) tall, Bridalveil Fall is one of the highlights of Yosemite National Park. This fall flows year-round, and was named for the mist that blows off it on breezy days, which resembles a bridal veil. In the spring, you can see the fall at its most powerful, roaring with snowmelt. The Ahwahneechee tribe believed the fall was home to a vengeful spirit, and according to legend, if you look directly at the waterfall when leaving the valley, you will be cursed. However, the tribe also believed inhaling the mist would increase your chance of marrying. The park features an easy, short hike to get a close-up view of the natural wonder. Bring water as it's not available at the trailhead or parking area. Our Yosemite National Park trip builder website makes visiting Yosemite National Park and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create an itinerary including Bridalveil Fall
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Bridalveil Fall
Bridalveil Fall Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,492 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Very worth the quick jaunt up the paved pathway. Be mindful of how slick it is in the cold. The water and mist sprayed gently down and just barely reached the viewpoint when the wind was right. Great....  more »
  • I went to Yosemite National Park with my girlfriend. We are not particularly outdoorsy, but we had lots of fun. The Falls was one of our favorite attracrions, it's a super fun climb that requires...  more »
Google
  • The trek to Bridalveil fall is really amazing. Group of friends made this trek a memorable one!!
  • As a teen, I traveled to Yosemite many times. Beautiful memories....
Places to stay near Bridalveil Fall

Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Yosemite National Park

View all ›
4.9
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration:4​h 30​min
4.7
Duration:4​h
4.8
Duration:1​h

Nature in Yosemite National Park

View all ›
4.9
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h

Trails in Yosemite National Park

4.7
Duration:4​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h

Hidden gems in Yosemite National Park

4.9
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h

Side trips from Yosemite National Park

4.9
Duration:2​h

Nearby attractions in Yosemite National Park

4.8
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:4​h
3.5
Duration:1​h 30​min