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Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

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#4 of 23 in Nature in Yosemite National Park
Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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Surrounded by green foliage, Vernal Fall flows all year round, spraying mist onto the hikers climbing along its steep granite stairway to enjoy the scenery. Plunging from a height of 96 m (317 ft), the fall is accessible via several shaded trails passing along the Merced River and offering exceptional vistas across Yosemite Valley. The trails are fairly strenuous and slippery in places, so watch your step and don't cross the railings. Facilities include several restrooms along the hike and a shuttle stop with drinking water at the Vernal Fall footbridge. Using our world travel planner, Yosemite National Park attractions like Vernal Fall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you are adventurous , this hike is well worth it. The trail to Vernal falls is 1-1/2 miles round trip to footbridge( or about 2-1/2 miles roundtrip to top of falls) and considered to be... 
    If you are adventurous , this hike is well worth it. The trail to Vernal falls is 1-1/2 miles round trip to footbridge( or about 2-1/2 miles roundtrip to top of falls) and considered to be...  more »
  • We are a mid-50s couple in pretty good shape. I am a regular hiker and my wife exercises daily, so please understand me when I say this is a very, very difficult hike, especially in the heat. The... 
    We are a mid-50s couple in pretty good shape. I am a regular hiker and my wife exercises daily, so please understand me when I say this is a very, very difficult hike, especially in the heat. The...  more »
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  • Great hike and reward at the end
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