Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

Surrounded by green foliage, Vernal Fall flows all year round, spraying mist onto the hikers climbing along its steep granite stairway to enjoy the scenery. Plunging from a height of 96 m (317 ft), the fall is accessible via several shaded trails passing along the Merced River and offering exceptional vistas across Yosemite Valley. The trails are fairly strenuous and slippery in places, so watch your step and don't cross the railings. Facilities include several restrooms along the hike and a shuttle stop with drinking water at the Vernal Fall footbridge. Using our world travel planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Vernal Fall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • vernal Fall is beautiful and you can enjoy getting into the river for a while or sunbathing. I highly recommend also not stopping so long in vernal fall and continuing to climb to Nevada Falls. There is also a river and you can relax for longer and then have the rest of the day to go down to the village again.
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  • trekking with little disficultat and stunning views at the end!! to do in a morning. then you can add my trail and climb higher up and watch snowfall falls.
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