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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  • Beautiful Falls even at the end of November. There is limited signage which makes it difficult to tell how far along you are on this hike. From the bridge view, the hike becomes much more vigorous but...  more »
  • Very well constructed trail with a few sections that may seem demanding. The views from the top of the falls are worth all the efforts. Its a must do when youre in Yosemite, you will talk about it for...  more »
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  • Beautiful waterfall. If you can somehow go near the waterfall you will get soaked wet and if lucky you can see rainbows at the bottom of the falls. The entire trail is 1.8 miles one way to the top of the falls. The initial part is very steep and tough to climb for a casual hiker. You will feel great after completing the entire trail
  • OMG,i don't feel i have my legs after finish this hiking today. And i just have little concern that near the top of this waterfall there have so many stairs i would wish it doesn't have so many little sand on it, it was very difficult if you don't careful about where you step on. Slippery that is what I trying to say .otherwise the view is stunning !

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