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Bridalveil Trail

Bridalveil Fall
Distance: 0.5 mi (0.8 km) round trip
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20 minutes
Begin at: Bridalveil Fall Parking Area
leashed pets allowed

Bridalveil Trail

Bridalveil Fall is often the first waterfall you’ll see when entering Yosemite Valley. It plunges more than 620 feet (189 meters) feet down to the valley floor and is famous for its drenching mists, especially in spring. Find it just off State Highway 41 near the junction with State Highway 140, near Tunnel View.

The best time of the year to see Bridalveil Fall is in early spring when it is at peak flow. Other times of the year Bridalveil Fall may become dry, especially in the late fall, but a seasonal rain can bring it back temporarily almost anytime of year. This trail is fully paved from the parking area to the base of this waterfall, making a great option for pet owners. The swirling mist may make the trail icy in winter.

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