Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park

#6 of 22 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Must see · National Park · Waterfall
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. Arrange your visit to Bridalveil Fall and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yosemite National Park using our Yosemite National Park trip builder website.
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  • In Yosemite valley, we saw the beautiful Bridalveil Fall, which is 600 feet high. Its name evokes the lightness of the spray from the waterfall when the wind blows!  more »
  • What a beautiful falls. There were several places to park to see this falls which was convenient. The falls was breathtaking.  more »
  • The trek to Bridalveil fall is really amazing. Group of friends made this trek a memorable one!!
  • As a teen, I traveled to Yosemite many times. Beautiful memories....
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