Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

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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  • It's an easy hike from Mist trail start point and the waterfall is simply amazing. Merced river gently tumbles over sheer cliffs. It is a wide waterfall and you can go right down to it.  more »
  • We saw Vernal Falls from several vantage points. Loved seeing it from Glacier Point looking down towards it and other falls. Was beautiful.  more »
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