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Address: Vernal Falls Trail, Yosemite National Park, CA
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Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green...

Though not as tall as Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall is popular for the green foliage that surrounds it year-round and the rainbow mist it produces as the water cascades.

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Must visit waterfalls in Yosemite for Hikers

If you are a good hiker, do not miss this. It is beautiful hike of nearly 1.5miles from the shuttle stop and you can continue on to Nevada falls for another 1.5miles if you are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Narasimha B
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a good hiker, do not miss this. It is beautiful hike of nearly 1.5miles from the shuttle stop and you can continue on to Nevada falls for another 1.5miles if you are strong enough. Its beautiful, light dangerous till the falls, but if you are lucky you can see rainbow during afternoon/evening right in front of it.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost two mile hike from the valley floor, and much of it on an incline - be ready to get stressed and tired. The bridge (where the falls are visible) is roughly the halfway point. Be sure to go - it's beautiful. And very worth the effort. It's moderately strenuous. The falls were very full in mid-March (largely due to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had to sit down halfway up. Almost passed out. Very steep climb. I felt there should have been a notice posted that the view of the falls was closed due to danger or rock slides. We got up to the bridge and then found this out a few minutes later when we saw the closed sign near the top.... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather (it started to rain and there was a fair bit of snow) we didn't make it right to the falls. However, it is a lovely walk up through the forest on a well marked trail.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The main trail was closed for the winter, so we took the other trail. The trail was scary in places because of ice and snow due to avalanches. The view was beautiful at the top, but we had a lot of slipping and sliding coming down.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked this waterfall 15 years ago and have not hiked back though we have visited Yosemite many times over. After 3 kids, it is a bit challenging. The steep and unprotected steps going to the top isn't very safe, the switchbacks and wet condition, no bathrooms and constant snacking required for kids makes it impossible. I consider this a moderate... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Less famous than some of the others, but still a falls worth seeing. This one is wider at the top and makes a great picture.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a person who is very active, so for me the hike was like do I really need to do. But was tempted to go and try. This was my 4th visit to Yosemite and the first three times I did just a the lower falls and mirror lake that too in the summer when there was any... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Vernal Falls in late August and the weather at the time was wonderful. Not too hot, nice breeze. Right before the hike you get all these warnings about the hike itself and how heat can really go to you if you are not someone that hikes or you are not carrying enough water. Even though my husband and... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is one of the famous waterfalls and trails at Yosemite National Park. Therefore, it is crowded most of the time. It's a 3 miles (5 km) round trip hike to the Vernal Falls. The scenery is beautiful. The hike was rated as easy but the steepness actually makes it harder, especially with kids. The best time to visit the... More 

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