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Bridal Veil Falls is a 5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 593 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Running

Waterfall

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Bridal Veil Falls is a 120 plus foot waterfall in DuPont State Forest and most recently the film location for one of the Hunger Games movies. The Falls can be accessed from the High Falls or Fawn Lake Parking Areas. Most of the hike is on wide gravel roads with very little elevation gain. The rocks around the falls can be very slippery so please be mindful of your footing at the viewpoints. There are numerous other waterfall hiking trails in the area and many visitors combine their Bridal Veil Falls hike with one of these nearby attractions: Triple Falls, Hooker Falls and High Falls. NOTE: The lake listed as Summit Lake on the map is known as Lake Julia.

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Nicolas Vowden
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Rachel Rodriguez
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Hiking

Easy, wide dirt roads. Pretty waterfall! Interesting “airport”. Some parts were a little bland.

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Colby Hill
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Hiking

Beautiful. Nice walk to get there.

Jason M.
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Hiking

Conservation Road Trail to Bridal Veil Falls to Summit Lake, back Conservation Road Trail to Fawn Lake Trail.

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Christy Seagraves
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Hiking

Overall nice walk. Great for small kids but not a very interesting or adventurous hike for avid hikers. The waterfalls are very pretty and definitely the highlight. Worth at least one visit or for a Sunday stroll. Very populated though, another down side.

Tom D
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Hiking

Not so much a hike as a walk in the woods. Gravel road most of the way to falls. But, a walk in the woods on a cool, sunny autumn day is hard to beat.

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Robert Hunter
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Hiking

Parked at Fawn Lake, large gravel lot. Trail is actually a wide, gravel, service road easy walking. Gravel turns to dirt for last half mile to falls. Return has a fairly steep uphill section near the airport for about a mile. Rained the day before and the falls were a cascading thing of beauty easliy 50 yards wide 150 feet high. Large boulders all around the base to easily climb around. A walk to the end of the airport road had a great view. Very busy, hikers, bikes, horses. One of my favs!

Mark Burson
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Hiking

From the Visitors Center parking along a graveled road you start out a short distance to a covered bridge. Most of the remaining distance to the falls is on an access road closing down to a hiking path for a short distance. Not sure where the Bridal Vail part comes from as there is no single drop of more than about 20 feet. Massive bathalithic Grant structure with multi spills makes this fall worth the hike.

Teresa Billingsley
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Hiking

Easy hike with a gorgeous view !!!

Grady Nance
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Hiking

Bridal Veil Falls, plus Three Lakes Trail, starting from the Visitor Center.

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Patricia Johnson
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Moderate undulating trail & more interesting than walking on roads.

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Tony Cartledge
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Hiking

Easy, busy trail. Have hiked it all before, just to High Falls overlook this time.

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Tammy Kittle
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Hiking

Nice hike. Like others have mentioned, it’s mostly on a gravel service road. The hike TO the falls is mostly downhill but there is a long, gradual incline back out of the falls area. Saw two snakes while we were climbing around on the rocks (within just a few minutes), so keep an eye out for them.

Brittany Cutler
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Hiking

I only gave it a 3 star rating because it wasn’t much of a hike. The trail was a gravel road the entire hike and didn’t give any challenge. Definitely a very easy trail, could be very easy for people with children. Bring a hat because there’s a lot of spots very open to the sun. The waterfall itself was very pretty and enjoyable.

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Kaitlin Wakefield
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Hiking

Easy trail to follow on a bright sunny day. Pretty wild flowers but not to scenic otherwise. Would recommend for summer day hikes and waterfall swimming definitely. Be sure to bring sunscreen if you are going as much of the trail is open depending on time of day.

Aaron Rich
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Hiking

Really nice, accessible loop hike. The trail is gravel/service road, fairly shaded most of the way, and is pretty heavily trafficked with mountain bikes. Not a terribly scenic hike, but the falls were nice and refreshing to cool off by before turning around. You can also swim in Fawn Lake on the return back to the parking lot.

Mike H.
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Hiking

This can be a challenge on the hike back from the falls. There is about half a mile on the trail that is quite a climb, but it’s worth it. The falls are beautiful!

Kelly Bailey
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Hiking

Beautiful waterfall with pools to wade through. You can hike to the top of the fall because it’s only a gentle incline, which is lovely. The hike out was all gravel which was tough on my pups feet. Pretty lake along the way which would be fun to bring a float to and a picnic.

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Tyson Griswold
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This really isn't a hike. It's a long walk down a sunny gravel road. Not worth the falls.

Mike Reynolds
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Hiking

This was a great hike. It was raining the entire time. But we enjoyed it. We got to Bridal Veil Falls and walked along the left side of the rocks and jumped on a trail in the woods to walk to the next water fall at the top. We also enjoyed Fawn Lake. If it was a sunny day, we probably would have swam in the lake. They build a nice dock with a gazebo and ladder to get in and out of water from dock. The park also has a port o potty or whatever they are called right next to the lake.

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Katie Burke
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Hiking

A bit hard to find the trailhead to begin with and the map at the start is a bit confusing. Went via Fawn Lake Rd to the left and took the left fork to go by the lake but didn’t see it. Should have gone right! Crossed over the airstrip and headed down the wide gravel road to Bridal Veil Falls Rd. Worth the climb over the rocks and through the bushes to get to the top of the falls when we arrived. Check yourself for ticks if you go through the bushes!

Parker Sweet
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Hiking

The first mile of this hike is so boring you'll wonder why you chose it, but trust me when I say, that the views you'll see from then after, are some of the most incredible views of the Blue ridge mountains one might ever see.

Justin Bradbury
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Hiking

Just an absolutely gorgeous hike. We only did the section with the High Falls and Triple Falls, but it was still well worth it. Not too terribly strenuous, but I think that might change if we did the full loop (about 4.5 miles, I think). Regardless, we had a great time. Path is extremely well maintained however we were told that the path down to the base of the falls was a little more challenging and not as well maintained. There looked like a pretty solid line of people making their way down, so we opted to just view the falls from the top. Parking was pretty crazy at this particular location, but we were also there during spring break.

L Jaouiche
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Hiking

Well worth the walk. The lake and pond are also very pretty. Made for a lovely afternoon early in the season.

Dylan James
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Hiking

Easy day hike with cool views and nice waterfall. The airstrip offers some nice views if you hike out to the end. The trails are forest roads so doesn't offer much fun or challenge in terms of 'hiking'. You can also add in the Reasonover Creek Trail to make a longer loop.

Cathy MacDonald
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Went on a chilly Sunday. Trail is pretty flat and uncrowned. The Falls were a pleasant surprise. Very large and a very peaceful stop for lunch. One of our favorites in DuPont.

Chelsea CB
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Hiking

Great hike to a gorgeous view.

Tim Carter
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Great falls. We met a new friend at the falls and hiked the rest of the day with us. Made for a great time to see the adjacent falls that are well worth seeing!

Archie B.
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moderate trail. fun

Alyssa Melton
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a cool waterfall! the trail to get there isn't my favorite (it's all gravel roads), but the view at the end is worth it. passing lake julia and fawn lake is also nice.

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