Bridalveil Falls 2011


Interesting Facts & Highlights


The Ahwahneechee tribe believed that Bridalveil Fall was home to a vengeful spirit named Pohono which guarded the entrance to the valley, and that those leaving the valley must not look directly into the waterfall lest they be cursed. They also believed that inhaling the mist of Bridalveil Fall would improve one's chances of marriage. 1855 looks to be the first time the name was suggested by Hutchinson, with 'Falls of Louise' and 'Cascade of the Rainbow' other contenders. With Ostrander Lake as it source, the fall is 620 ft and is a prime example of glacial carving and a resulting hanging valley.

Elevation & GPS



2009 Mz first add to website

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Rainbow Effect 2006

Bridalveil Falls 2009 from Old Big Oak Flat Road

View from Old Big Oak Flat Road 2009

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