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Beautiful!!

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked in late October. The mixed foliage was so cool. Yellows and greens everywhere. Pretty easy; you can hear traffic from 14 for the first .5-1 mile, it it does eventually dissipate into silence. Not crowded; only saw a handful of hikers. The waterfall was actually more impressive than we expected on an easy hike. Doesn’t feel super remote, but it does feel gorgeous and serene. Cool rock features at the falls. Would certainly do again, especially with novice hikers.

I am not from this area. I along with several other cars pulled over and parked in front of the gate right off the highway and waited for the gate to open. I read online and it says that it works off sensors and opens as several cars leave. After seeing about 20 cars leave and it never opened I got frustrated and decided to try my luck by going up the highway and turning around and entering from the other side. There is no gate on the other side. You go straight in. Beautiful waterfall.

Such great views of surrounding areas of the Colombia River Gorge! Did this a few years back with 2 Cocker Spaniels and they did great besides all the barking!

This was my first hike when I moved to Oregon in 2016. I hiked one week before the fire. I will always cherish this trail as my favorite.

Still closed as of 11/7/18

did the trail yesterday, just beautiful. Fine signage, great open trail, just a great little hike, and dont miss the waterfall

An amazing all around hike! Small walk right up to the base of the falls, or a small moderate 2.0 mile loop if you’re interested in hiking the whole trail. On the trail you’ll see a second waterfall and some other beautiful sights! Hiked it on 11/7/2018, and the fall colors were really popping. Loved every bit of it!

is this trail still closed??

Didn't do the entire trail because we were on a time schedule but the waterfall is gorgeous. Highly suggest.

I'd suggest going to any of the other waterfalls in the area.

This is extremely packed with tourists, and the top of the trail is closed due to fire damage.

Perfect hike, not hard just enough and getting to the waterfall was a great experience.

This is a beautiful trail through a lush forest that follows a stream and leads you to the impressive bridal veil falls. Nice and shaded, relaxing hike w some uphill along the way.

Great elevation gain, took us a while, and we did it in the heat. But the view was so worth it!

Not difficult, but if you want to get better pictures you’ll do a little navigating on slippery rocks. Even then, it’s not bad. Views are spectacular, of course.

So beautiful!

quick and easy hike, keep right at the fork to go up to the waterfall. some rocky spots but nothing challenging.

Great trail for all ages. The views are spectacular!

Great easy trail with a payoff. Worth doing if you're in the area.

great short trail to the top and bottom of the falls. three kids and myself enjoyed this very much.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike, the waterfall at the end is pretty and it wasn't very crowded even with the beautiful weather today. We parked in the lot before the Bridge of the Gods, you'll need a NW Forest Pass to park here.

One tough trail, but so awesome!

Was a nice hike on the PCT and easy to go further on the trail if you choose. The waterfall was nice and not too many people. Good to stop and eat lunch.

hiking
2 months ago

It was beautiful and refreshing standing on the back of the fall!!!

Upper section not too crowded (Friday 9/14/18 afternoon). Some road/traffic noise along lower section. Beautiful forested area. Decent elevation change with some switchbacks.

Hiked on 9/8. The upper falls loop wasn’t too crowded—but lower falls looked a lot busier. Gorgeous views all around due to a dry and sunny day. Couldn’t have asked for a better morning hike to start the day.

two waterfalls in one hike. nice!

had a great time walking this Trail, ended up doing the loop twice because of the incline and sheer magnitude of the view you get both at the top of the falls and lower Falls. Highly recommend

A nice, fairly undemanding hike but not a lot of visual bang.

Highly reccomend stable shoes. Took my dog on this hike and had a blast but the trail is not flat. I didn't have too much trouble but when I wasn't paying attention to my feet I rolled my ankle over a few times. Definitely my bad for wearing running shoes. Not very difficult, but I would have to say going down on the last treck was the more difficult part for me with my dog. He's still learning trail etiquette.

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