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 Bridalveil Fall and other Yosemite National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We found the trail easy. Wished we had worn our rain jackets because the mist was as heavy as a good rain.  more »
  • Really pretty water fall, and easy to be close, to experience the force of the water. The experience will be improved in the future, with changes to the site, as it is chaotic with everyone coming and...  more »
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  • Not a very long walk into where you can see the waterfall from the bottom. You can quickly begin to climb over big rocks and boulders up to an area closer to the water. Careful as the rocks can get slippery when they are wet. #localguides
  • Wow such a beautiful sight to see! You can also see the rainbow across the falls. Its just too beautiful. One of the best things in Yosemite. There is a parking space nearby where you can park the car and walk over to this falls!

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