Bridal Veil Falls Trail

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Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

Great, quick paved trail for the whole family. The trail is easy for children and can be done by most. Near the trailhead there is a fish pond where children can feed the fish. This is located on the Provo River Trail so you need to look out for bikers or long boarders flying by. Bridal Veil Falls is a 607 foot double cataract waterfall. There used to be a tram located near the trailhead that took people up to a restaurant located on the cliffs above the falls. Avalanches have destroyed the tram and it has since been out of operation since 1996 and a fire burned down most of the restaurant and many surrounding trees in 2008.

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This is not so much of a hike unless you climb up to the lower part of the falls. Hiking up there is a bit dangerous and not recommended for kids or people with bad footing. Other than that, it is gorgeous!

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1 month ago

This place felt so magical. So amazing and breathtaking. Beautiful river and waterfall. Took some awesome pics and videos.

1 month ago

Easy trail , good views and beautiful waterfalls

1 month ago

Short hike and very easy. Views of the fall colors were amazing. Be prepared for crowds though!

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2 months ago

The falls are certainly beautiful. But on busy summer days in the last year or two they’ve become completely overrun with people, and cars are parked clear out onto the highway. This place is getting loved to death.

To get there, after turning off the highway and going a hundred yards or so, there’s a parking lot and a really nice picnic area. You can either walk the paved path to the falls, or walk the grass and connect with the path on the other side of the picnic area. It’s an easy walking/bicycling paved path. This is a good family area. Alternatively, you can drive further along the old highway past the picnic area and park just across the river from the falls, and cross a footbridge there just east of the falls. And there’s a turnout/viewpoint on the main highway up on the hill.

WARNING: This is both one of the prettiest sights in Utah County, and also one of the most dangerous places to go. Many people have died here. Some have died from getting into the Provo River during spring runoff, which is likely to kill you and will almost certainly kill a child who falls in or who puts a foot in the river and is swept away into the snowmelt at spring flood. The river is immediately adjacent to the picnic area and the trail to the falls. Some have died from falling off the cliffs. The swarms of people have spread to the cliffs, and they just scramble all over by the dozens or even hundreds, kicking rocks loose on others. Let me make this as clear as I can, because some people claim the best thing to do is to hike to the top of the falls. There is no trail to the top of the falls. There is not really even a trail to the base of the lower falls, just the remnants of an old and unmaintained trail with some sketchy spots that some people actually go across in flip flops or with babies in arms, tempting fate. Above where the lower falls hit the slope it is mostly scrambling up the east side, and above the base of the upper falls it is rock climbing up the west side. That is the area where most people who die on the cliffs meet their end. There is no restaurant at the top (there used to be one, and there used to be a tram). When Utah County acquired the property it had the restaurant dismantled and the pieces flown out so it would stop attracting people. Climbing up there as a day hike is utterly foolhardy. If you are so abjectly stupid that you insist on trying it anyway, make sure your cell phone batteries are charged so you can get the SAR volunteers to risk their own lives to come save you when you realize that rolling the dice with your life isn’t such a good idea.

If you keep your kids away from the river, and you stay off of the cliffs, it’s a great place. In the winter it is a world famous ice climbing destination, although in 2016 the county started closing the area occasionally due to supposed avalanche danger, which is an outrageous bit of nanny state behavior.

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2 months ago

It is a pretty waterfall with an easy trail. Almost anyone can do it. It is usually crowded so go on a weeknight or day.
Upper falls is close by and is gorgeous with hardly any crowds. It's a little more challenging as well!

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2 months ago

All paved and beautiful scenery
very easy walk, run, bike ride