Bridal Wreath Falls Trail

MODERATE 120 reviews
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Bridal Wreath Falls Trail is a 5.6 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
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1072 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
9 days ago

No water in the falls in early April but the Sagauro’s everywhere were insane!! A totally alien experience for someone who’s never been to the Arizona desert!

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail to the waterfall. Considering that this is Arizona, it was nice to see water although it wasn’t anything to write home about. Overall, I had a fantastic hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike in perfect weather and when the falls are falling (which they were on 03/04/2018). Also makes for a great trail running loop if you include the Three Tank Trail and Garwood Trail. Note that this area is very exposed for those hot summer days.

hiking
1 month ago

The weather is perfect right now and there is water at the water fall

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike!

1 month ago

This is the second time I’ve hiked this trail, both times in February. Plenty of water at the falls!

2 months ago

Amazing hike w/the beautiful waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike! Bring lots of water!! The water was running at the falls and it was beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. Just a drip at the falls during this dry season. Took Carrillo trail coming back making it 7.25.

2 months ago

very small parking lot. no facilities. nice trail. lots of stairs and trail signs. cannot get lost! no water at the falls this time but nice weather great hike.

3 months ago

Beautiful even without the water in the falls. Varied terrain. I love the great workout going up. I like that it is rocky. It helps me lose all my worries and just focus on the simplicity of movement and balance.

3 months ago

Gorgeous desert views. The climb is steep and a little challenging. There wasn't any water, but it was still a nice hike. I ran into a deer on the trail and bees at the falls.

3 months ago

Really enjoyed this early morning hike. The elevation change was definitely challenging but do-able with occasional breaks for selfies. The falls were dried up, but that was expected for a Dec hike. The views of East Tucson were still well worth it. Recommend getting there early or late in the day. We finished up right around noon and it was getting crowded.

4 months ago

Beautiful. Challenging climb at first with very rewarding sights at the end. I made it a loop with a few of the other trails in the area. Can’t wait to do it again.

hiking
5 months ago

A great trail. Well marked. Very wide. Great views and a nice incline. Water fall was dry today though. But other than that an excellent 6 mile trail

hiking
7 months ago

Well-maintained trail leading to a beautiful falls site. Even without recent rain the falls trickle was enough to get wet and enjoy the sound of falling water. Trail is really green currently with lots of butterflies and wildlife.

8 months ago

Went 2 weeks ago. Fun hike with awesome water falls but go when it has rained a day or two before.

8 months ago

Went 2 weeks ago. Fun hike with awesome water falls but go when it has rained a day or two before.

hiking
8 months ago

Good challenge with a rewarding destination.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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!

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

Beautiful hike

hiking
Monday, March 20, 2017

Enjoyable but really crowded.

Monday, March 20, 2017

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.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Way to busy of a trail

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.

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