Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily 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.

Length4.8 miElevation gain1,079 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyBackpackingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildlifeRocky
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David Spillane
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HikingGreat!MuddyRockySnow

Nice easy trail. Sloppy at the beginning. Gentle incline well worth the time

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Thom Obarski
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Hiking

Bit soupy at the beginning of the trail, and still some icy spots after the bridge; but overall a nice afternoon hike paralleling a pleasant brook the whole way and a breathtaking waterfall at the summit. Steady moderate incline throughout making for a nicely paced ascent and low impact decent. No poles nor spikes needed!

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Charlene Carson
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Microspikes needed for the second half of the hike. Snowshoes would have been best after the bridge to the falls as the snow is deep and it’s very soft now. Lots of mud and some ice on the lower half. Fairly easy hike. Nothing steep or strenuous at all. Absolutely gorgeous falls. Falls are not frozen anymore but still beautiful!

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Theresa Winn
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Great hike! Still some icy patches. Spikes at the top. The trail is going to become more and more muddy.

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Leslie Moore
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I would recommend micro spikes. The falls were absolutely amazing but still frozen. Nice gradual ascend.

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Nikki Wilds
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Steven Ball
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Hiking

Beautiful clear blue sky. Micro spikes were necessary for much of the trail. Falls were frozen but still beautiful.

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Steve Backhaus
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Mike Peterson
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Beautiful hike today and the falls were gorgeous!

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Nikki Resendes
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

Great trail! Bare booted all the way, but it was a bit icy and I wish I had brought spikes. Fairly easy trail, steady small incline, lovely forest around you, and the falls at the end are truly amazing

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Tom Burton
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Nice. Postholing if off trail.

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Ross Coffey
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Easy transit up and back. Bare booting works the entire way. Teenagers and dog handled it fine.

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Chris Andrews
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Leigh Canfield
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Hiking

Nice hike out to the falls. We used spikes. Saw others with skis and snowshoes. Ice climbers at the falls. Lots of dogs and more people than the last time we were there.

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Todd Rittenhouse
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Ted Merritt
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Absolutely awesome day and frozen falls leave you speechless. Trail well tracked

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Darleen Sarausky
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Daniel Blankenship
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Catherine Valley
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HikingGreat!Snow

2/6/2021 Great hike. Snowshoes may have been better, but my Hillsound Trail Crampons were fine. Parking is big enough for 6 to 8 cars. Had to walk 0.7 miles to trailhead. The trail was so beautiful, a bit narrow, but the snow covered trees were pristine. When you get to the little bridge then you are pretty close. There is a lean-to shelter at 2.3 miles and the falls at 2.5 miles and Wow! The falls were just amazing....frozen with blues and yellows. Coming down from the falls to the shelter was a bit slippery, but lots of fun! Lots of friendly people and definitely a dog friendly trail. Highly recommend. Alltrails recording a 5.2 mile hike from lot and back to lot, but my friend's GPS said 5.7. That makes more. Took 3.5 miles with a ton of stops to take pictures.

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Leigh Canfield
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SnowshoeingGreat!IcySnow

Really enjoyed this hike. Nice gentle climb with a few steeper sections. The frozen falls reminded my daughter of “Narnia”. Made me a little nervous to hear the running water under the ice. Great for my dog. Used spikes, well packed snow with icy sections. Short road walk to the trailhead. Took approximately 2.5 hours (breaks included). I believe this is actually the Coppermine Trail to Bridal Veil Falls.

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