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Bridalveil Fall

A quick walk to a stunning waterfall, believed to be the home to the protector of Yosemite Valley
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.2 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
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Overview :  If you were paying attention when you drove into Yosemite Valley (and I hope you were), you likely would have noticed Bridalveil Fall ... more »

Tips:  You can park in the parking lot at the start of the trailhead, just off Hwy 140. If that is full and you don’t want to wait for a... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead

Park your car here and hit the trail. If this lot is full, park further down Hwy 140 and hike in along the alternate path.

2. Alternate Trailhead

If the parking lot is full or you want to stretch your legs a little longer consider parking on Hwy 140 and hiking along this alternate path to the fall.

Bridalveil Fall stands at 620ft (a dwarf compared to nearby Yosemite Falls), but is appropriately named: when there is enough wind, the mist looks like the veil a bride might wear. The Ahwahneechee tribe believed the fall to be the home of a spirit which protected the valley, and that inhaling the mist would increase ones chance of marriage (more... More