Bridal Wreath Falls Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Bridal Wreath Falls Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, AZ that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

5.9 miles 1162 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

Great wildlife, yellow bellied racer snakes, greater earless lizards and a desert tortoise!

hiking
8 months ago

I enjoyed this trail.. No water in the falls but we are planning on going back after it rains... Going in mostly uphill so that is something to be prepared for... I am not the most in shape person so there were some spots I had to stop after the air got thinner.. But other than that.. Great trail.. Marked.. Great views.. Easy to find..

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike up into the hills. Kids had a ball chasing all the lizards. Water coming off the falls is highly variable (from a dripping faucet to rushing torrent with swimmable pool at the base). Views were best on the return: a spectacular look down into the valley towards Tucson.
Trailhead parking lot is at the very end of the road on the right (can't be missed).

hiking
9 months ago

Good hike which is basically Douglas Spring trial 2.5 miles until this turnoff. The views of the city are great!. The only water to be found in the area around this time was here.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

If you're in shape this is probably fairly easy for you. If you're not so in shape, like me, this is pretty strenuous. Waterfall area at the end was nice, like a very strong shower. The trail is well marked and easy to know where you need to go. It was busy for sure. I would recommend starting earlier-already in February the sun is getting intense.

trail running
10 months ago

Very easy. More people on the trail toward the afternoon than expected for a weekday. Beautiful waterfall, I went at the end of January. Weather was upper 60's.

hiking
10 months ago

A lot more people on the trail than I would have thought for a weekday.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike was a lot of fun. I would say it's on the lower end of a moderate difficulty trail. I went mid January and there was a lot of water, cool temperatures and some very cool areas to see. I used this trail to help break in my hiking boots, and anything more would have hurt my feet. It's worth the trip.

hiking
11 months ago

We hiked in the middle of the week in December. The weather was absolutely perfect! Eighty degrees and clear blue skies! We were able to wear short sleeves and shorts with no worries of getting too cool! The trail is fairly wide in the beginning, but narrowing to only one person in some areas. I imagine the moderate rating is for the stair like path of stones that go up in a portion of the trail. We passed a few fellow hikers, but not very busy at all! The falls were just a trickle and there were still a few puddles of stagnet water; but amazing views, interesting plants and insects, and very peaceful!!

hiking
1 year ago

I just did this at the beginning of November, hoping it had cooled down enough to avoid too many rattlesnakes (success - no snakes this time!)
There is basically no shade, so even though it was only in the low 70s it felt rather hot and taxing. There was definitely water flowing, though not a ton. I always enjoy the beginning of the Douglas Spring trail; it has beautiful views of Tucson and is quite lovely at sunset.

hiking
2 years ago

great hike... little stream of water at falls, but cool and refreshing. NIce day

hiking
2 years ago

Hiked this on Christmas Eve and it was beautiful. Perfect weather. The falls we're flowing and the water was icy cold. A moderate hike with great views of Saguaro NP.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike. Exhausting for sure. Be prepared for a climb...return trip is great; all downhill. No water but still great scenery at the falls. Total from start to finish was 6.5 miles. Started at Douglas spring trailhead to bridal wreath.

hiking
3 years ago

Out and back. about 2/3 of it is a stairmaster. The falls are cool, but not sure if they run all year.

walking
4 years ago

A great early season out and back hike. Plenty of spaces in the car park at the very end of Speedway Boulevard when we arrived around 7AM on a Saturday morning. The trail is very well signposted and maintained and although the middle section is fairly steep, extensive "stepping" work made the climb quite a bit easier. Met a few people en route but hardly crowded. Higher up there were some nice views of the Eastern outskirts of Tucson and although there was no water at this time of the year, the Falls themselves are certainly worth the effort. Definitely keen to return after Spring or Summer rains.

Total distance around 5.2 miles with an elevation gain of around 1000 ft. Catches the sun in the morning and from a cool start, the temperature rose quickly to above 100oF.

nature trips
4 years ago

Very well-maintained, nice mix of climb and walk, loved the squirrel who wanted my sandwich.

hiking
5 years ago

My step dad and I did this hike in Feb 2010. It was warm and Tucson had been getting rain and their was quite a bit of water in the falls. Just like Seven Falls, this trail continues way past the "stopping point" if you choose to keep hiking. A great winter, spring, or fall trail that does not seem to be used very often (unlike Seven Falls where you are constantly stopping to let someone pass).