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Vernal Fall

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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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It was spectacular view to watch the falls as it was raining day previously water gushing out was in full swing and we really enjoyed it

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Bangalore District, India
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Bangalore District, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was spectacular view to watch the falls as it was raining day previously water gushing out was in full swing and we really enjoyed it

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was interested to read the other reviews. Let's start with the scenic aspect-high marks! It was beautiful the whole way up. Here's what you need to know: 1. Wear waterproof footwear with strong grips. 2. Bring plenty of water 3. Be prepared to ascend via 600 watery, slippery steps and to get wet (poncho is a must unless it's... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great walk, hard at the end but amazing views all the way up. We went when it was raining and it added to the excitement. If raining where good shoes as the last steps are slippery

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Thank James A
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This was a great hike but very wet and steep. Well worth it to bring some food for the top where you can munch on something before your way down. Beware for the big puddles around the falls area.

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Thank Nathan U
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to the trail around 8 am and it was perfect timing. We passed crowds beginning to come up as we headed down, but still not too busy yet. It can be very cold and very shaded in the early morning though so bundle up and wear plenty of rain gear. You will get wet if you want to... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hike to Vernal Fall was worth every single step. We wore layers which was perfect for staying comfortable throughout the hike. Bring a lunch and walk the trail past the footbridge. There is a large rock area with a perfect view of the falls. However, walk carefully, the rocks can be slippery and uneven. Due to icy conditions we... More 

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Thank Melaney68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favorite hike of the trip. It is somewhat challenging with its elevation, but a wonderful paved trail. The falls are very full right now!

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Villa Park, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular hike in April . Both Vernal and Nevada Falls are at full strength . Very wet so bring a light wind breaker . Also bring water and some snack food to enjoy at the top of the falls . Bring good shoes with lots of traction because it is very slippery and WET ! Go past the top of... More 

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Thank Richard O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a popular trail so be prepared for crowds. To the bridge view it is less than a mile but straight up on asphalt. There are lots of places to stop with great views of Upper Yosemite falls, Glacier Point, Illilouette falls & of course the mighty Merced. You can continue up to the top either on the Mist... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is only an .8 mile hike in distance, but when you are going uphill, it is a long hike. It is a very impressive fall, but there is one across the distance that you can see from this trail that is even prettier.

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