I've hiked Bridle Trail during the last 12 summers. It's my training hike for bigger trips elsewhere. I've seen increased usage and it is affecting the width and sandiness of the trail. If you use it, please stay on the designated trails, don't cut the switchbacks. Erosion is huge here in the west because grass doesn't grow easily. Thanks!
Great trail. The loop takes you almost to the top of the mountain and has great views on the east side. Total distance I traveled with a couple of extra treks was 6.7 miles. I think the loop by its self is 5.1 miles. Walking up to the falls is ok but only takes a couple of min to get to. The trails are in great shape just wish they where marked a tad better. Would do again if I was in the area.