Bridal Veil Falls & Grand View Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Bridal Veil Falls & Grand View Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cloudcroft, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

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river

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waterfall

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Restored trestle, desert stream, riparian wildlife, 45 foot waterfall, and trestle ruins. Start at the Salado Canyon Trestle trailhead and follow the trail to the right for 1.5 miles. You will arrive at a steep stairway, continue for another mile through a maze gate and you will hear the falls. Continue on past the falls for 3.5 miles to the Grand View trailhead. You can go back the way you came or walk down the paved road to your car.

19 days ago

Great views, awesome history with all the remains of the old railroad. The falls are awesome. I would like to go back when more water is flowing.

21 days ago

An amazing trail and the waterfall was worth the trip!

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail , not too difficult to hike and has some very nice views. The falls are small but very nice. Also enjoyed the railroad remains.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike today and loved it. Pretty easy walk. The waterfalls were awesome. Only issue, make sure if you bring your dog it’s friendly with other dogs/animals. There were 2 lose dogs that I’m guessing live in the area that were all over the falls. Friendly, but kind of annoying.

hiking
3 months ago

Great intermediate trail. Seem more of an easy trail for the first mile, then it gets a little more demanding. Good nature.

3 months ago

Posted some pictures when frozen. We hike this area often. Can hike up river. Then onto trail can be made a loop

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail!! Took my 8 year old there today, she absolutely loved it. I'd recommend bringing water shoes of some sort. There's an abandoned building before the falls... Stay out of there, curb your curiosity. I started going in and heard something rustling around in there. Not really sure what it was, but it scared us and we left. Fun trail though!

hiking
4 months ago

Husband and I did the Salado Canyon trail then backtracked to the Bridal Veil Falls trail. Enjoyed the waterfall and climbing to the base of it. Kept going and then crossed the highway and did the Grand View trail. Beautiful views from the top of that trail. Came back to trailhead via the highway.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike. My six year, my mother, and I did both the Grand View and Bridal Veil Falls trail along with our two eight month old puppies. Definitely need to cover up as there is not a lot of shade on the trail. Also, carry a lot of water.

5 months ago

Awesome Trail! However very hot and hardly any shade so cover up well! Otherwise a very wide open trail, beautiful views down on the small creek.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent however the creek that runs below the first mile was more interesting than the fall (@1.4 miles). We went to about the 1.0 mile mark then walked the creek back about .5 miles, large boulders, river rock, and fun.

hiking
7 months ago

I would rate this hike as easy not moderate and the waterfall is beautiful! Had a lot of fun, definitely going back! Dog friendly!

hiking
7 months ago

We had a blast, and it was definitely worth the hike to see the falls! We brought our dog, and he loved the falls, definitely pet friendly! It says it's a long hike, but map my run, said we walk about 2 miles, there and back!

hiking
8 months ago

I think we do a route that just covers the falls. But the dogs love it! Especially the falls at the end. They always take a dip. The sad thing is people leave trash out there often. We load up the dogs pack with empty cans and bottles to take back out!

It's a nice hike that kids can tackle. Keep your kids and dogs close. There are rattlers out there.

hiking
9 months ago

Very short trail. In comparison to other waterfalls I have seen, this one isn't as big or special but still very nice scene. The trail to the waterfall is boring so I decided to take the stream itself and it was a bit more fun. Plus it has some other sites to see while you're there!

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely a hike worth taking. got the great view of the falls, and swinging up to the Grand View from there was awesome.

10 months ago

Nice

hiking
10 months ago

Enjoyed the hike in March, 2017. Nice, easy short trail that has great views of the Tularosa basin and White Sands. It says no horses at the trailhead but this is obviously not heeded. Watch your step.

hiking
10 months ago

Grand View Trails. Was a great little hike thru the desert mountains. Easy trail, well maintained, lots of catcus, birds, and amazing view of the Tularosa Basin.

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Did the Salado Trestle trail and then went onto the Bridal Veil trail from there. Was with my husband and our 5 kids ranging from 3-14 years old, and if a 3 year old can do it.... It was very hot because there's NO coverage, but it was almost completely flat, so super easy! Watch the river bed on the Falls trail, what's up with the cars?! (see my picture I uploaded)

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