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. Arrange your visit to Bridalveil Fall and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yosemite National Park using our Yosemite National Park trip builder website.
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  • the trail to this fall is not difficult, most people even young kids can do it, so we can reach the bridalveil falls. when you walk close to it, you will certainly get wet, and your camera as well...  more »
  • At the bottom are several stories of very polished rocks and boulders and signs warning people about the hazards of climbing on those rocks, they are not joking. But if you do make it to the top of...  more »
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  • 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....

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