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
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
18 days ago

My 8 year old son loved climbing through the waterfall to the upper falls. I thought this hike would be too crowded to be much fun, but it was actually pretty awesome despite all the people at the bottom.

20 days ago

Easy getting to the falls. A little more difficult if you climb up the face of the falls to where the water is coming off the mountain, but still doable. great adventure for kids!

walking
27 days ago

Not too bad for a first walk in UT.
Traveled the route and ended up a steep rocky area (too steep for me for as of now).
You can continue walking (paved path), it’s just surrounded by trees and a river on the right for maybe 3 more miles.

27 days ago

This is a lovely trail. Show up before nine - it gets busy. The easiest way up to the falls is after the sign with "this is the right trail" written in sharpie. Walk a little further down the paved path and you'll find the less rocky/slippery trail.
The waterfall is gorgeous, surrounded by stair rocks that are relatively easy to climb. Had two pre-teens with us, and saw a few younger children on the trail with their grandparents.

hiking
28 days ago

Short, sweet and family-friendly with great views! There wasnt much of a crowd from 9-10 am when I was hiked it in July.

1 month ago

Easy paved trail along the Provo River but the waterfall at the end of the trail is worth the hike. Be prepared for a busy trail though

hiking
1 month ago

This was our first hike in Utah. We just moved here from New Jersey and this trail was a warm welcome to Utah. It was perfect for my 11 ya old daughter who made it to the top. My 9yr sold loved it too. Definitely bring some shoes for both hiking and water play for the kids. They had a ton of fun. Definitely will go back.

hiking
1 month ago

You can park just on the other side of the river from the waterfall if you want to shorten this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great falls. You can hang out at the bottom or hike part of the way up. I think this is a great Sunday pit stop after being on the road a long time. Not really a hike even if you do go part way. Maybe good for a date with a girl who doesn't like to get her shoes dirty but wants the social media attention.

1 month ago

Very pretty but often super crowded. Great little adventure for young families as it is short, sweet, and the “reward” is almost instantaneous thanks to the large waterfall at the end :)

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely not 1.3 out and back. More like .5 out and back.

This trail follows the Provo River Parkway Trail. It was so quick to The Falls, we actually kept walking thinking you can get closer to it. We turned back and spent time in the pool area at the bottom. The water was shallow in some parts at the bottom, so my not so loving water baby could walk on the rocks, but not get too wet.

Nice for a fun cool off time during the summer, but really easy so it was packed with people.

Would do it again!

1 month ago

Easy and beautiful.

walking
2 months ago

Family perfect hike. I proposed to my wife here!

great trail, mostly paved, access to parks and recreation areas. the falls look great and catch the sun rise beautifully.

Enjoy this trail and let it take you places.

2 months ago

This is a great trail, I was surprised how easy and quick it was to see the waterfall! It’s a pretty waterfall but there is definitely crowding in front of the waterfall but other then that the trail was mostly cleared!

2 months ago

This is a hiking trail if you just find it! You have to park and walk the paved park first until you see the falls to your right. Keep going past them and across the bridge, and there’s a steep dirt trail (not marked) to your right that will lead you to the falls. Very pretty!

2 months ago

The easiest n most beautiful waterfall. I had so much fun with my boyfriend.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous water fall, but rather short hike on paved trail. Great for families with small kids. There is a small trail just past the bridge which leads up to the mid part of falls.

2 months ago

Lovely waterfall. Great hike to do with parents, grandparents, or little kids. Wish it wasn’t so close to such a busy road

2 months ago

Super easy trail. Paved.

2 months ago

This is not a trail. This is a skateboard park with a water feature. A girl was walking a hairless cat on a leash which was awesome and made my day!

hiking
3 months ago

Not a "hiking trail" at all. It's a paved bike/skateboard/pedestrian path. The falls are certainly beautiful! It was honestly disturbing to me to see all the families allowing their young children to scramble up the rock slide towards the falls. Some were only wearing flip flops/ sandals. The slide is not stable and I'm unsure why folks think it's a good idea to climb up. Aside from that, a nice evening stroll.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a super easy hike. We tried going up the dirt path to the higher part of the falls, but turned back because we didn’t have our gear with us. The falls were beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike. Google Maps also has a marker for where the trailhead actually begins; we missed the real trailhead the first time we trekked the falls and ended up scrambling up the slickrock at the base of the falls, which I wouldn't personally recommend because there aren't many stable footholds. The actual trail is well-maintained and mostly a steady incline to the base of Bridal Veil Falls.

9 months ago

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!

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Easy trail , good views and beautiful waterfalls

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

trail running
11 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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