Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Yosemite National Park  /  Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

4.8
#4 of 23 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Vernal Fall
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Vernal Fall reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,390 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • If you are adventurous , this hike is well worth it. The trail to Vernal falls is 1-1/2 miles round trip to footbridge( or about 2-1/2 miles roundtrip to top of falls) and considered to be... 
    If you are adventurous , this hike is well worth it. The trail to Vernal falls is 1-1/2 miles round trip to footbridge( or about 2-1/2 miles roundtrip to top of falls) and considered to be...  more »
  • This hike is worth every step. The fall is very impressive and in the morning you can see a nice rainbow on the bottom of the fall. We went up to the top of Vernal Falls and we didn't have time to go....  more
    This hike is worth every step. The fall is very impressive and in the morning you can see a nice rainbow on the bottom of the fall. We went up to the top of Vernal Falls and we didn't have time to go....  more »
Google
  • Great hike and reward at the end
  • Super

Plan your trip to Yosemite National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.