Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and snowshoeing and is accessible from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Located in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park, this hike to a scenic waterfall is well graded and relatively easy. The trail is located 3.05 miles from the Cow Creek TH, and there is access to other nearby trails in the first portion of the hike, as well as to backcountry camp site The trail follows Cow Creek, where the first part is through open fields with evidence of elk. Eventually the trail heads into the woods, where it begins to climb in elevation. The falls is reached quickly, and a light scramble on the left side of the falls gives way to an impressive view of the valley behind you. There is limited parking at the TH, which is close to a research facility, so it's best to leave early to ensure a parking space.
The Trail Head is going to get a single star only because of a lack of parking. They only allow 10-14 cars to park parallel along the dirt road and made quite the effort to put up plenty of no parking,tow away signs, and fence obstacles for about a half mile. So get there early..
Love this trail :)
It was a good trail. Wasn't able to get to the big falls as I was back packing my 2 year old and there are large rocks that need to be climbed to get to the finale!
Pretty hike. If you continue on past the falls and go up to power plant, there's a beautiful trail back there with streams and beautiful views.
Look trail following the lumpy trails hike but worth the beautiful falls!
Falls are pretty, it's a decent trail.
Nice trail, love the falls
The waterfalls were lovely. The first part of the trail was meh, once you make the 1st 2 miles and start climbing then it gets pretty.
This trail was fun for my wife and I. The view of Bridal Veil Falls at the end is beautiful and was well worth it to us. We got to the trail by 7am and had only 2 other cars in the lot. That allowed us to spend about 10 minutes or so, just the two of us at the falls. The lot holds about 15 cars.
Did this one 4 years ago but can write about it because it was the prefect intro trail for a child of 6 and 10. The falls at the end made it rewarding. We actually camped at the Rabbit ears site along the trail, cooled off in the creek, had lunch at the falls. We've taken a trail every summer since this one and appreciate mother nature for giving us a day that began a lifetime of hiking and camping adventures for our family. We love our national parks visits and plan to do this as long as we can, Boys are 10 and 12 now so it's going by fast.
Pretty "meh" if you're from Colorado, but anyone from out of state not used to the trails will love it. Very flat with a gradual incline through an open valley field. Got rocky at the last .5-.75 miles. Almost lost the trail, we had to cross the river once we hit the bottom of the waterfall, then we found the rock scramble up to the top. Pretty, but the way it tucked into the canyon limited your view of the valley. Wasn't super impressed but it'd be a good trail to take a beginner back on.
Went here with family years ago and loved it! Loved hiking with them and worth the hike to see a wonderful waterfall!
A little on the warm side, but to be expected in July. The falls were beautiful.
Nice hike. Not much to look at until the falls though! Did Gem lake on the way back and that was by far amazing! Favorite hike thus far in Colorado!
Very beautiful hike including the creek, green and lush forest, of course Bridal Falls and some meadow hiking. Falls were spectacular during spring runoff. Saw a moose after bridal falls, heading toward mcGregor Mountain. Cow creek trailhead is the most secluded RMNP trailhead I've been to date.
To bridal falls it's a ~6 mile out and back with easy grade.