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Bridal Veil Falls, OR

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 179 feet
Elevation Gain -131 feet
Accumulated Gain 144 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 30 mins
Kokopelli Seeds 1.32
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack No
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15  2021-05-27 Lucyan
9  2018-09-23
Bridal Veil & Shepperd's Dell Falls
4  2016-08-02 afrankie
6  2015-08-17 johnlp
4  2014-05-06 keepmoving
1  2010-12-22 jaboneagar
Author keepmoving
author avatar Guides 34
Routes 242
Photos 2,129
Trips 576 map ( 4,441 miles )
Age 34 Male Gender
Location Portland, OR
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Preferred   May, Oct, Jun, Sep → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  4:19am - 7:58pm
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Bridal Veil Falls: Unveiled!
by keepmoving

Likely In-Season!
Bridal Veil Falls is a double tiered waterfall located just off the Historic Columbia River Hwy not far outside of Portland. While you can glimpse the top of the waterfall from the roadway, a short stroll to the base of the falls is required to appreciate their full beauty.

From the parking lot, head east past the restrooms and follow the paved path as it winds its way through the trees. The trail will parallel the road shortly before it begins to curve and work its way down the hillside towards the base of the falls. The trail descends quickly and soon you will encounter a small foot bridge over Bridal Veil Creek that affords you your first real view of the lower falls. In order to see both tiers of the falls, follow the trail over the bridge and head upstream to the small viewing platform located above the pool at the base of the falls.

Watch for ice on the trail if you choose to do this hike during the winter months. Several small springs release water onto the trail in the steeper sections and create thick layers of incredibly slippery ice.

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2014-05-11 keepmoving
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$

    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Portland, head east on I84 to exit 28 (the sign conveniently points towards Bridal Veil/Historic Columbia River hwy). After exiting the freeway, follow the road until you encounter your first stop sign and turn right (west) onto Historic Columbia River Hwy. Follow Historic Columbia River Hwy for just about a mile and look for the signed parking lot for Bridal Veil Falls on the right side of the road.
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