Difficulty: Easy, but icy in winter
Distance:0.5 miles/0.8 km round-trip; 20 minutes [leashed pets allowed]
Begin at the Bridalveil Fall parking area just off the South Drive in Yosemite Valley.
A paved trail leads from the parking area to the base of this waterfall, which flows year-round. Walk back to the parking area via the same trail. Expect lots of spray in spring and early summer; you may encounter icy conditions in winter. From the Valley, many people stop at Bridalveil Fall trail for a quick stretch of their legs on their way to Tunnel View, a classic photo stop or Glacier Point.