Bridal Veil Falls Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 9.6 mile out and back trail located near Cedar Mountain, NC that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.6 miles 1155 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

waterfall

Scenic hike along wooded-river trail to Bridal Veil Falls. This is a relatively easy walk. Most of the trip up to the Bridal Falls is on a nicely wooded trail along the river. The trailhead is across the road from the parking lot. Start the trip by taking the Corn Mill Shoals Trail SE. Then take the clearly marked Bridal Veil Trail to the NE. After hiking along the Little River you will come to cleared out area of power lines. Cross the power line clearing and proceed down the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls. Extreme caution should be used, since the rocks are often slippery on the way to view the falls. This is the waterfall filmed in "The Last of the Mohicans". You can cross the waterfall by going underneath it. The sound of rushing water overhead is incredible. Down river is a nice area to rock slide and to the left is the lower part of the falls. The lower falls are steep and dangerous. Exit the falls area a bit further downstream and proceed back to the parking area via the Corn Mills Shoal Trail

hiking
5 months ago

The hike was pretty nice. The portions on the gavel roads left a bit to be desired, and the markings are almost nonexistent when your actually on proper trails, but the waterfalls are gorgeous. The Triple and High Falls areas are pretty crowded, but Bridal Veil was almost deserted. There is a river crossing close to the beginning where you need to be cautious. The rocks are extremely slick.

6 months ago

1 year ago

Very easy trail, much of it on a gravel road. Three excellent falls to see, Triple Falls, High Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Dog, bike, and horse friendly also.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Fairly easy trail. The falls are nice and open. Great place to sit, eat and relax.

hiking
1 year ago

This is a very easy trail and not too bad of a walk. The weather was great but climbing to get to the falls was a bit treacherous with ice on portions of the rocks. We didn't get to go behind the falls because fear of slipping into the water but it was a lot of fun. Super easy hike and you can bring your dog or mountain bike to several of the falls. We plan to go again next month with some of our friends!

hiking
2 years ago

Very nice trail with the falls at the end. It's pretty easy with some of the trail being a couple of service roads. it was very hot the day of our hike and was not crowded at all. You must go down a couple of other trails to get to Bridal Veil Falls and those were fairly crowded however. The falls is nothing really special and can hardly be considered a falls as it just flows on top of large smooth rock. Very similar to sliding rock in Pisgah National Forest, NC. There were beautiful fields of wildflowers along the way and great opportunity for pictures. Recommend for family hike. Word of caution. There are snakes abound in this area, including timber rattlers. My wife sat down on a rock with a ledge and was bitten by a copperhead. I flagged down a Park Ranger and he gave us a ride back to the station where they checked her out. Luckily it was a dry bite. Kudos to the Rangers for their professionalism.

hiking
3 years ago

What a great trail for hiking/biking. Mostly old service roads, with the option to go and hit trails, there is an old airstrip which is real neat, and a farm as well. All in all an easy hike with mean suitable places for a relaxing picnic or mid day nap away from it all. I would give this hike higher marks but we went in the dry season and the Fall was not at it peak, and because of that we will hike it again, or perhaps bike it next time.

Trail is part of DuPont State Forest, NC

hiking
4 years ago

Took the CMS trail to the falls this past Friday. Great in and out hike about 5 miles. Offers a true water crossing as well! Bridal Veil Falls is beautiful what a great pay off!

hiking
4 years ago

It was decent a decent hike. I didn't see anyone on the trails and I was there in the early afternoon. The falls is beautiful. It would probably be even better in spring and summer after some rain and melt.

hiking
6 years ago

We came around by the Air strip route. Were able to walk up the L/H side of the falls due to the drought of 2007. Very much worth the trip and will try the other route next fall.