Bridal Veil Falls Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews

Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Franconia, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
1,079 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running








2 hours ago

easy hike walking along the river. nice waterfall at the end.

5 days ago

Maybe I didn’t walk far enough but I walked till the trail ended. This is a Walk not a hike up a mountain. It is virtually 0 grade uphill. I would plan to come and sit on the huge rocks in the creek and enjoy the day, not do this as a hike for fitness etc.

9 days ago

Did this with my 10 and 1 year old in a backpack and it was pretty easy. A little long for the 1 year old, 90 mins up and 60 down. Beautiful view of the brook most of the way up and nice cool breeze. Will definitely be doing it again!

21 days ago

Beautiful waterfall with a lean-too at the base of it. Definitely worth the walk.My wife and I went in February and the water fall was frozen over.

1 month ago

The trail and the cascade are nice. It juste sad that we are in the forest all along without point of view of the mounts around.

2 months ago

Very pretty waterfalls all along the trail. Not steep

3 months ago

Did this favorite hike today. Typical spring mud areas here and there. After the bridge crossing the river at about 2 it’s snow and ice all the way to the falls. We didn’t have micro spikes or crampons, so not really prepared, Some postholing where snow was soft. River crossing just after shelter and before falls was difficult at this time. River was very high and moving fast.. We did see one person (of the 2 others we saw also doing the trail on this day) look ahead at the shelter and turn back . We made it across. Falls were spectacular with spring melting. Just beautiful.

6 months ago

My annual Bridal Veil Falls hike! Every winter I make this enjoyable hike and this year did not disappoint. Not too strenuous of a hike, if you're in decent shape, and spent some time at the frozen falls poking around exploring. There were a couple of ice caves that I was able to stick my head in to grab some pictures. In one of them was a frozen ice column that was so smooth/clear it looked like glass! Mother Nature at her finest. Wore microspikes and made things much easier however you could probably manage without them.

7 months ago

Amazing out and back following the water. A favorite annually

10 months ago

11 months ago

A fun trail plus a waterfall.

11 months ago

Great hike but trail poorly marked in some areas. Especially at the top after you pass the Coppermine shelter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A fun challenge. Very rocky terrain. Huge reward when you get to the falls. Great place to soak your feet after the climb up.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Great hike with kids.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The waterfall is absolutely breathtaking.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Very nice, my grandson, my dog and I all went up on Sunday. was not a bad walk at all

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Nice hike to do with the family. Heavily wooded so there is no view but the waterfall at the top is spectacular. I would give this hike an easy rating compared to some others this app lists as moderate.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A rather quick hike but the end result is worth it. bring lunch! lts a great for dogs and a great easy to moderate hike.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Beautiful trail and perfect timing for the falls!!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Such a beautiful trail! Didnt have the time to go all the way to the end, but definitely will another time!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful hike with a moderate slope. The falls at the top is spectacular. Did the hike with our two sons, 7 and 11 years old and it was perfect for the little one. Be sure to wear hiking boots as it was quite muddy. Also if you have spikes there is still snow at the top.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

great hike

Monday, November 28, 2016

it was pretty basic, mostly just a walk in the forest alongside a river towards the middle

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Accurately described as moderate. Beautiful leaves along the trail. Additional helpful info: trail is also called Coppermine Trail. You park your car at the beginning of Coppermine Road, then walk up the residential road until there is a hiking sign and the trail is on the left.

Friday, July 15, 2016

This trail was great, there were several spots when it went along the river with lots of great stopping points. The falls are gorgeous and well worth the hike!

The only negative is that you have to walk along a road for the start of the hike.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Really nice walk in the woods. The falls at the end of the trail make the short distance well worth it.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Great summer evening hike up to the falls and back. Love hearing the brook all the way up.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice hike along a babbling river. Water was low when we went.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

parking at coppermine trailhead. first signage for bridal veil probably between 1/3 and 1/2 way point. beautiful waterfall after a reasonable hike. some steeper and Slippery bits.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This was a fantastic lower moderate hike with the perk of running water and scenic treats all the way to the finale of the beautiful Bridal Veil Fall
The short bit of tricky bolder maneuvering at the top to reach the final shelf for best view of the falls might be a bit difficult for lesser agile people.
But the view from down below is a sight to behold if you can't make it to the pinnacle.
This is a fantastic hike for the whole family! Bring your swim suites and a towel!

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