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.
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.
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
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.
Really nice hike on a great day. Water still flowing over the falls.
Great hike!! On a scale of 1-10 on difficulty to hike, I would rate this a 5. That doesn't make it a bad hike though. You won't kill yourself but there are a few hills that get the heart rate up! Very rewarding in the end also!
Beautiful hike on a cloudy day. Lots of water after the recent rain. Definitely a moderate hike with some elevation after the first 1/2 mile.
Lots of water after a rainy day. Easy and beautiful hike.