Bridalveil Fall Trail

EASY 54 reviews
#15 of 142 trails in

Bridalveil Fall Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite National Park, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

0.5 miles 64 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A quick walk to a stunning waterfall, believed to be the home to the protector of Yosemite Valley. The waterfall is appropriately named: when there is enough wind, the mist looks like the veil a bride might wear. The Ahwahneechee tribe believed the fall to be the home of a spirit which protected the valley, and that inhaling the mist would increase ones chance of marriage. For Yosemite Waterfall standards, this 620ft fall doesn't stand out compared to Yosemite Falls, but it is definitely worth taking the time to see this stunning waterfall as well. Like all waterfalls in Yosemite it is best seen in spring when the snow has just begun to melt and the water levels are at their highest. The "hike" to the fall only takes a couple of minutes along a paved path if you parked at the nearby parking lot. It will take a little longer if you parked further down Hwy 140, but the walk is nice and flat.

hiking
4 days ago

1 month ago

Great views of the fall. Bathrooms at trailhead were smelly, but had lights. Careful with slippery rocks at the vista point.

2 months ago

This trail gets up close and personal with bridal veil falls and is easy and paved. It CAN get very icy in the winter though so be cautious of that.

2 months ago

Very easy, but very packed.

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Easy paved trail, crowded, probably beautiful when the fall has a better flow.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy little trail...made it just a bit more difficult by climbing over the rocks to get closer to the Falls.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy, But go Early or Late, you'll never get a parking spot, nor will you get any kinda shot without people in your photo

hiking
4 months ago

took longer to find a parking spot then walk the trail but it was really pretty

4 months ago

nice and easy.

hiking
4 months ago

A great little hike. It's a paved, short path that gives you a great view of this waterfall.

hiking
4 months ago

Short easy trail.

nature trips
5 months ago

beautiful views and nature filled

hiking
5 months ago

Very short, but very beautiful. Worth the stop for sure.

5 months ago

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

I wouldn't call this a true hike, but a brisk walk. You get to the base of the falls, and it can be difficult to see. Not enough room for people "cramming for a good photo" the best part of the trail is seeing the falls and being in the splash zone. However along the way you are treated to beautiful streams and creeks with flowing water. Lots of great easy photo opportunities

hiking
6 months ago

A very short walk, but well worth it. Go up to Tunnel View to get a good look at most of it (and everything else).