Bridal Veil Falls Trail

EASY 227 reviews

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

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.

walking
19 hours 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.

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 days 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!

10 days ago

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

hiking
11 days 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.

14 days ago

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

16 days ago

Super easy trail. Paved.

18 days 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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.

7 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
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Easy trail , good views and beautiful waterfalls

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
9 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!

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

Easy paved walk from lot to bottom of falls. One trail for pedestrians & one for bikes ,etc. mostly all walking in shade except for bottom of falls in full sun. Be careful getting off & on route 197.

The falls are outstanding.

9 months ago

if you decide to go for the bottom of the falls, look for my pics, and take the dirt trail

hiking
10 months ago

Easy, short hike, fun to play around in the waterfall at the top. Kids love it!

10 months ago

Loved this hike! Easy and absolutely beautiful!

10 months ago

Ok. They did repairs on it this spring, I am guessing after the two students died hiking this last fall. There were patches of small rocks that slid under your feet with no sides so you could slide down the side of the mountain. But the views were pretty

hiking
10 months ago

loved it! Can be busy though.

10 months ago

It was a great little hike to do with small kids.

11 months ago

Paved path for the lower fall. There is an area at the lower falls where everyone can wade and enjoy the cool water. The path to the upper falls is narrow and steep in areas. Well worth the effort. My family walked out to the middle of the pool of the upper falls, and my twin sis climbed into the downpour!
There is an upper upper fall. We did not make any t to that one. I understand there is a trail above that some hike.

11 months ago

Crowded, but great falls!

11 months ago

The paved trail to the lower part of the falls is extremely close to parking. There is currently some construction going on there, but nothing that got in the way of our Sunday hike. The path up to the falls proper has had some rock slide damage and parts of it are narrow or nonexistent now. But it is completely doable if you just watch what you are doing and go slow.

hiking
11 months ago

Good warm up trail before hiking other trails in the area.

11 months ago

One of our favorite short hikes. Perfect for kids who like to explore!

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