Bridalveil Fall Trail

EASY 108 reviews
#12 of 150 trails in

Bridalveil Fall Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mariposa, California 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.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Half mile, easy paved trail. Go early or fight the crowds. Parking is a nightmare. The pit toilets are foul.
There's a better view of Bridleveil across the valley. There's a pullout on Northside Drive directly across from the falls.

11 days ago

shorter than a .5

hiking
13 days ago

Definitely bring a rain jacket!!

14 days ago

Amazing!

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Easy walk. Waterfall was in its full glory so that means you're going to get wet! Bring your rain jacket and keep your phone/camera covered if you don't want it wet. Crowded but then again its Yosemite!

21 days ago

walking
26 days ago

28 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Get up close and personal to a stunning waterfall. Walk is easy -- I think I've walked farther in the parking lot while grocery shopping.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Stop on the side of the road after leaving the parking lot for a better view of the fall.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike from the parking lot to the bottom of the falls. Waterfall is raging now!

1 month ago

We hiked this trail today and it was phenomenal. There was so much snow melt that the waterfalls are gushing like crazy. Short walk from the parking lot to end of trail. Prepare to be soaked and it's a lot of fun.

1 month ago

We hiked this trail today and it was phenomenal. There was so much snow melt that the waterfalls are gushing like crazy. Short walk from the parking lot to end of trail. Prepare to be soaked and it's a lot of fun.