Bridal Wreath Falls Trail

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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
1062 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

14 days 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.

15 days 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.

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
2 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
4 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.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Good challenge with a rewarding destination.

hiking
9 months 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!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
9 months ago

Enjoyable but really crowded.

9 months 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.

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Way to busy of a trail

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 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

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