Hike Date: April 11, 2011
Distance: ~1.2 miles
Trail(s): Bridalveil Falls Trail
Where’s it at? South side of Yosemite Valley


Bridalveil Falls flows year round out of Bridalveil Creek on the south cliffs as you enter Yosemite Falls. It is a nice short hike to it’s base where you’ll definitely get a little bit wet. Bring along a camera cloth to keep your lens dry and shooting well.

The trail is paved and probably even handicap accessible (check the links below). I think the scenic creek on the way in is almost as pretty as the waterfall itself. This is one set of falls that you may not want to hike beyond the fenced trail on, save that for a hike on the Mist trail or Lower Yosemite Falls.

The best way to catch this set of falls is via the free Yosemite Valley shuttle, or on the way INTO the park, because it’s a little out of the way to get back to it by car from any of the campgrounds or lodging in the valley, although combining this with Yosemite Falls still leaves many hours in a day.

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Directions to Bridalveil Falls Trailhead


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