Bridal Wreath Falls Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews
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Bridal Wreath Falls Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful hike with the wildflowers and cactus blooming along the way. Fairly easy for a moderate hike. Falls were just a trickle, but the alcove was a cool place for a snack and the views are great!

26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable but really crowded.

1 month ago

Went February 25th. Quite a journey. Lots of friendly people. Good hike. Disappointing that the Bridal Wreath Falls only turned out to be a trickle of water.

1 month ago

Good trail in season with copious flowers and some water in the Falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Way to busy of a trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great view, easy and hard areas but amazing!!.

1 month ago

best in the February, March, April time frame. It is one of the most gorgeous canyons in the Tucson area

1 month ago

did it several years ago after a big rain storm. The Falls were awesome, however they are usually dry.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trailhead is well marked. There's some parking but it fills up quick so we ended up street parking. No water or bathrooms at the trailhead.

As another reviewer mentioned, most of this trail is Douglas Spring Trail. After the first mile or so, the incline gets going and it's a lot of "stairs" made out of either rocks or logs. The stairs are a great leg workout, but slow going if you're not in good shape. Most of this trail is on the easy side of moderate if you're even a little bit experienced. The views of Tucson are great as you get higher up.

We came on an overcast/rainy day and didn't have to fight the crowds at all, but I expect this would be a very busy trail when the weather is nicer especially given how close it is to the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. As of February 19th, there wasn't a ton of water in the falls even though it rained all day the day before. It was still running a little bit though and I'm glad we hiked out to see it.

This trail is clearly marked no dogs, but you can bring horses and there's a hitching post right before you get to the falls.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail starts at the Douglas Springs Trailhead. You follow the Douglas Springs Trail until you see the sign for the Bridal Falls Trail. This Spur off the Douglas Springs Trail is only about .3 miles to the Falls. Well worth a visit. Lots of shade when you reach the falls. Make sure you go over the rocks right up to the falls. Great place to have lunch before you head back down. First mile is relatively flat but then you will have a relatively steep climb for the next mile or so. Do not go without lots of water to drink. There are a few watering holes a long the way for your pets. This was a great trail and I would do it again. Enjoy

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

There is an elevation change of 1,400. We were able to hike for an hour and half before turning around. The trail is OK but I think the elevation got to us. May try again.

2 months ago