Bridal Veil Falls Trail

MODERATE 281 reviews

Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Index, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,000 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

From the main intersection in Estes Park, drive n on E Wonder View Ave. Pass the Safeway and Stanley Hotel, turn right on MacGregor Ave. About 3.5 mil, the road splits into a dirt road and a paved road. Take the dirt road 2 miles to the parking area.

3 days ago

Great view at the end because before you are surrounded by trees.

hiking
3 days ago

It’s okay, trail is pretty boring but steady until the last bit of climb. Falls are lovely.

17 days ago

I want to know if is open the vridal veil falls

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike but FYI, it’s closed till August 31st.

2 months ago

very nice and easy!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a good short hike. Good for families on a simple outing wanting to get some nice pictures.

hiking
5 months ago

Bridle Veils is not bad, go on ahead to the Lake to make it worth it.

7 months ago

Took the family up this trail and a sign says it is closed until 7/08/18. I am excited to come back this summer and give it another try.

8 months ago

Beautiful hike and not very challenging. You cross lots of streams so be sure to wear waterproof shoes or bring an extra pair. Be prepared to climb a small waterfall or two to get to the big one!

8 months ago

It was a good trail and good waterfall

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike!

Trail up to the falls is in great condition. Stream crossing are shallow compared to a few weeks ago. Some icey rocks but not enough for spikes.

hiking
9 months ago

Arriving to the top is the most satisfying views you can get for an adrenaline junkie. I absolutely loved this hike. It was moderately easy and fun to do. Amazing scenery along the way. Great for families, friends, and pets who's down for an adventure. The path ways are clear and visible to see. Beautiful hike. One of my favorites.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike. We brought our dog this afternoon and took our time, definitely enjoyed the views. The path was well-maintained, totally clear of any snow, and was relatively dry. The falls were absolutely beautiful. We made sure to sit at the top while the sun set—so quiet and peaceful. We got a late start so we didn’t get to see Lake Serene, but we’ll be back soon to give that trail a try.

hiking
9 months ago

If significant rain is forecasted for the area, consider doing this hike on another day, particularly if you aren't wearing appropriate rain gear (water proof hiking boots and gaiters). By mid afternoon on this very rainy day, prior easily crossable streams on the trail became much wider. One stream reached a depth of 8-10 inches and at least 10 feet across with rushing water, which made it impossible to cross without fully immersing your boots. Hiking poles would have been helpful to improve stability while crossing this stream. We look forward to coming back to try the hike again in more cooperative weather.

hiking
9 months ago

Great bang for your buck on the effort it takes to get up there vs how beautiful the falls are! You can get so close to them.

9 months ago

The waterfall was roaring today. Couldn't get a picture from the lower viewing area because one would get soaked in a short time from all the water spray, it was that intense.

10 months ago

Great hike and fun trail. Very easy for the first part until the last 0.5 miles which was all up. Well worth it and easy to bough for my 4 and 6 year olds.

hiking
10 months ago

NOTE: Bridal Veil & Lake Serene trails are closing to the public Oct. 31, 2017-June, 2018 for "logging activity." I've hiked to the falls twice, both times an enjoyable moderate hike. What it lacks in wide open vista views it makes up for in getting up close and personal with the dramatic waterfall. If you are only doing the Bridal Veil hike, make sure to also walk down the Lake Serene trail less than 1/4 mile, which leads you to a lower falls viewing area to explore.

hiking
10 months ago

So pretty! And a very nice stopping point before taking on lake serene! This is a nice trail to do with the family for a little outing.

11 months ago

Nice hike beautiful falls.

11 months ago

pictures don't do it justice! Went with 4.5 year daughter, she loved it.

hiking
11 months ago

I always visit the falls on the way down from Lake Serene. They're lovely and worth the detour, even with tired legs. Can be crowded.

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11 months ago

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

beautiful scenery and while the hike up to the fall gets steep and difficult near the end, the waterfall makes it so so so worth it!!

hiking
Friday, September 15, 2017

This trail starts of easy, then the last .5 mile is really hard. Definitely not a "beginner" trail. The falls are beautiful, very wispy this time of year. It will be fun to come back in the spring, I'll probably get soaked!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

This hike was pretty easy for how rewarding the waterfall is!!! If you have ever been to Twin Falls - this hike is much easier and much more beautiful than that!!! However it was such an enjoyable hike I thought it would be a great idea to go to Lake Serene after and it was absolutely BRUTAL - as for Bridal Veil DEFINITELY go, and bring some water socks and swim trunks to take a dip!!

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Great trail, a bit crowded but not overly so. Falls are beautiful and the water is refreshing. We loved it!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great hike! Not as many people on a Saturday as I thought, I would say it isn't to difficult. Very rocky in some areas but the view in the end stunning

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Definitely worth the hike beautiful place .

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