Bridal Veil Falls Trail

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Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 9.5 mile out and back trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.5 miles
1145 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking



Scenic hike along wooded-river trail to Bridal Veil Falls. This is a relatively easy walk. Most of the trip up to the Bridal Falls is on a nicely wooded trail along the river. The trailhead is across the road from the parking lot. Start the trip by taking the Corn Mill Shoals Trail SE. Then take the clearly marked Bridal Veil Trail to the NE. After hiking along the Little River you will come to cleared out area of power lines. Cross the power line clearing and proceed down the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls. Extreme caution should be used, since the rocks are often slippery on the way to view the falls. This is the waterfall filmed in "The Last of the Mohicans". You can cross the waterfall by going underneath it. The sound of rushing water overhead is incredible. Down river is a nice area to rock slide and to the left is the lower part of the falls. The lower falls are steep and dangerous. Exit the falls area a bit further downstream and proceed back to the parking area via the Corn Mills Shoal Trail

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It's a pretty hike I love the trail

5 months ago

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016

The hike was pretty nice. The portions on the gavel roads left a bit to be desired, and the markings are almost nonexistent when your actually on proper trails, but the waterfalls are gorgeous. The Triple and High Falls areas are pretty crowded, but Bridal Veil was almost deserted. There is a river crossing close to the beginning where you need to be cautious. The rocks are extremely slick.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Very easy trail, much of it on a gravel road. Three excellent falls to see, Triple Falls, High Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Dog, bike, and horse friendly also.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Friday, May 08, 2015

Fairly easy trail. The falls are nice and open. Great place to sit, eat and relax.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

This is a very easy trail and not too bad of a walk. The weather was great but climbing to get to the falls was a bit treacherous with ice on portions of the rocks. We didn't get to go behind the falls because fear of slipping into the water but it was a lot of fun. Super easy hike and you can bring your dog or mountain bike to several of the falls. We plan to go again next month with some of our friends!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Very nice trail with the falls at the end. It's pretty easy with some of the trail being a couple of service roads. it was very hot the day of our hike and was not crowded at all. You must go down a couple of other trails to get to Bridal Veil Falls and those were fairly crowded however. The falls is nothing really special and can hardly be considered a falls as it just flows on top of large smooth rock. Very similar to sliding rock in Pisgah National Forest, NC. There were beautiful fields of wildflowers along the way and great opportunity for pictures. Recommend for family hike. Word of caution. There are snakes abound in this area, including timber rattlers. My wife sat down on a rock with a ledge and was bitten by a copperhead. I flagged down a Park Ranger and he gave us a ride back to the station where they checked her out. Luckily it was a dry bite. Kudos to the Rangers for their professionalism.

Thursday, August 01, 2013