Bridalveil Fall is one of the most iconic and beautiful waterfalls in Yosemite National Park. It is a super popular hiking spot due to the beauty, and how easy it is to visit so it can be incredibly busy and challenging to park at in the summer. Here is all the info on this easy hike so you can check it out for yourself.
- Quarter mile hike
- Less than a mile round trip
- The parking lot fills fast in the summer
- Read about all of my favorite spots in Yosemite National Park here
- This information is from my visit in 2016 and 2018
This hike is located on Wawona Road, which you drive in on when entering Yosemite from the south. There is a large parking lot and street parking if you can’t find a spot. The good news is it turns over relatively fast since it is a very short hike.
Leaving from the parking lot, you will head up the paved path for about 200 feet.
From there, the trail heads uphill, and you can see the waterfall peaking out of the trees above you.
This path parallels the stream running off of the waterfall, and it eventually ends at the vista point.
The vista point was packed when I was there, but it did provide a great view since you look up at the falls from below.
From here, you can walk along the rocks to get closer to the falls if you like, but signs are warning you that the stones are slippery, and they don’t recommend you do it.
I climbed a few rocks to get a couple more photos then I headed back down the path and back to my car.
This is a great little easy hike in the national park. I would avoid it during summer weekends since it is so crowded, but it is a great way to see an impressive waterfall. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.