Bridalveil Falls
Bridalveil Falls
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Susan H
Tacoma, WA2,443 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Check the Yosemite website before planning to visit this falls. Sadly, the area is currently closed for construction. FYI There is a lot of construction currently throughout the entire park.
Written 4 October 2022
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,333 contributions
Jun 2022
These waters cascade more than 600 feet down a sheer rock surface. They are very high up, and the wind currents there blow the falling waters into a fine mist. The Native Americans called this the “Spirit of the Puffing Wind”.

When the sun shines down on the water at the right angle, people can even see a rainbow. We saw a very light one, and even that was very eerily beautiful.

This Waterfall is distinguished from other Falls by the formation of the rocks that looks like a dolphin’s Head bobbing up and looking towards the sky.

The people park right along the road side, just to make a quick stop to click a few photos. We also did that, and then hurried ahead knowing that better sites were coming up inside the park.

Worth a look, for sure.
Written 18 July 2022
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PacificNWFamily
Washington State96,416 contributions
Jun 2022
There are two great viewpoints to admire Bridalveil Fall, but they’re across the river on Northside Drive. We tried the Hanging Valley viewpoint first which had an unobstructed view. Another day we stopped at the Valley View where the river in the foreground looked better, but the waterfall view was sort of from the side.
Written 17 June 2022
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BT3rd
Datchet, UK5,815 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Park on the valley floor. The parking is directly under El Capitan. From there we walked to the falls in five minutes. We also saw the falls from Tunnel View.
Written 2 June 2022
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,623 contributions
Mar 2022
Unfortunately, the parking lot and trail that takes you to Bridal Veil Falls is currently closed for construction. However, I will say that this is one waterfall best viewed from afar. While I typically like to see waterfalls so close you can feel the mist, I have been here before and it is average from the base.

The beauty of this waterfall is best view from afar, Tunnel View, Valley View or Hanging Valley viewpoints. At Bridal Veil, it is more than the simple waterfall but the rocks that surround it as well as the bowl shape cut by the glacier that reveals a Half Dome in reverse. Another thing that is better to see from distance is the way the wind can move the waterfall away from the rock. You can see this further way.

This is one of the stars of Yosemite Valley. However, don't fret if this is closed when you visit because the beauty is much better seen from a distance.
Written 27 April 2022
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koabug
Honolulu, HI1,622 contributions
Jun 2021
when we visited the park in mid june of 2021 the parking area for Bridal Veil Fall was closed due to maintenance. there wasn't any parking to be found. the parking area for swinging bridge was packed and people were double parking in the area. we didn't get to hike to this fall
Written 3 July 2021
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Bidule05
France1,398 contributions
Sep 2020
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!
Written 10 May 2021
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1991KEB
Navarre, FL1,317 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a beautiful falls. There were several places to park to see this falls which was convenient. The falls was breathtaking.
Written 9 April 2021
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Nancy W
Dundee, UK27 contributions
Feb 2020
This was spectacular. The water was flowing through the mountain into the valley in snowy weather. The white snow flurry backdrop the water looked white from down the valley and we were struck with amazement.
Written 24 January 2021
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,151 contributions
Sep 2020
Between the water no longer flowing off the falls, the incredible amount of smoke from the Creek Fire, along with the the parking area being closed due to construction, BridalVeil Falls was a complete flop for us. Something we were really excited to see, and we didn't get to experience really any of what we were hoping to.
Written 10 October 2020
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