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    Bridalveil Fall

    Yosemite, California

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    DOYLESTOWN, PA
    Trailblazer | 833 pts
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    6/29/2011
    Very short hike, regardless of which side you enter from. It gets 4 stars because of the proximity of Bridalveil Falls, which is very impressive.
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    City of Industry, CA
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    4/8/2009
    The hike is sweet, if you ever get a chance to go to Yosemite and camp, do it! There are a lot of great trails. The views are breath taking. Stay at least a week.
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    Tracy, CA
    Trailblazer | 532 pts
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    3/9/2007
    A nice short hike in Yosemite, a good "starter" Yosemite hike. Most all of the trail is paved, so it's not exactly the high country. At the end, you WILL get wet, especially in the spring! My son did this hike at age 4 easilly, and there are some great spots to stop and play for them, too. Easilly accesable in the winter as well. NOTE: Spend the time to drive the 1.7 miles up the hill past the parking lot to the famous "tunnel view." It is WELL worth it, and the hike to Old Inspiration Point starts up there, too. Be prepared for MONSTER crowds year round at the parking lot there!
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    Gaithersburg, MD
    Pathfinder | 170 pts
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    8/22/2005
    The hike itself is OK. At the end of the hike, there is a great climb up the rocks to the waterfall. Good for kids over 6.
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    Huntington, CA
    Adventurer | 223 pts
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    4/20/2003
    There are two views of this fall that are the best; one is from across the Merced river for great photo ops and the other is the up close and WET choice. You have not really seen Bridalveil until you have gotten up close. In April there is abundant snow melt and rainfall such that the falls are really roaring, maybe more like Frankenstien's Bride that some meek veil-covered bride to be! Bring your raincoats and waterproof cameras though as you can chill quite quickly! If the parking lot is packed just go past there a short distance to an open meadow. There is a short trail on the right that takes you up to the falls.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    3/26/2002
    Its an easy hike on a wide paved road up to the falls. The hike is beautiful any time of day, but if you are looking for a secluded walk, this is not the place for you. The trail itself is a high traffic area but worth getting around the crowds to see the view. It is spectacular and an easy trail for anyone!
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    Trail Information

    Yosemite
    Nearby City
    0.5
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    15- 45 minutes
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Waterfalls, Views
    Features
    Yosemite National Park, Public Information Office, PO Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389; (209) 372-0200 (dial ext. 3, then 5); www.nps.gov/yose. The website is extensive and should be every visitor’s first stop for information on the park.
    Local Contacts
    USGS El Capitan CA; park map available online and at park entrances. No map is needed.
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