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1.6 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~400 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Yosemite National Park Topo Map

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Vernal Falls Footbridge

California | Yosemite

  • Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park.
  • Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park.

Activities & Features


Vernal Falls Footbridge is an easy kid friendly day hike in Yosemite National Park that leads to an amazing view of the falls. This trail is paved and only has 400 feet of elevation gain, making it an ideal choice for hiker traveling with younger children. However, what it lacks in distance it makes up for in sheer beauty. The view of the 317-foot Vernal Falls from the footbridge is nothing short of breath-taking. This is a very popular trail in Yosemite Valley. If solitude is what you seek, look elsewhere. There is camping available in Yosemite National Park.

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Contact: Public Information Office PO Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389

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