Visit Bridal Veil Falls

Oregon Upper Bridal Veil Falls Pull-Off

Added by Michael Matti

  • Beautiful Waterfall
  • Short hike and easy hike (0.6 miles)
  • Close proximity to other to other hikes in the Gorge
  • Quick drive from Portland

The trailhead for this short hike is right off of the Columbia River Highway just west of Multnomah Falls. You can't miss the parking lot for it; there is a sign for Bridal Veil and the parking lot is visible from the road.

The hike is only 0.6 miles and has hardly any elevation gain (70 feet). The trail is well traveled and is definitely good for families. The hike may not be much, but it does go through some pretty woods and crosses a bridge over the stream. The waterfall is a beautiful 2 tiered falls. You can view the falls from the observation deck or take a small path to the big rock in front of the falls.

This is a good hike to tack onto the end of a trip to the Columbia River Gorge as it's on the way back to Portland.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod

You don't need much for this hike. You could hike it in flip flops if you wanted.

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Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1.2 Miles



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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3 months ago

Short Hike, Beautiful Falls

It's not my favorite Oregon waterfall, but it's still beautiful! a fun short hike to this pleasant falls and creek. as always, choose wisely when planning a trip to the gorge as it gets SUPER busy, especially during the summer months! weekdays (and early morning starts on weekends) are your friend.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Great Hike For Any Age

Young and Old can make it down this short an easy hike for a spectacular view!

3 months ago

9 months ago

Short But Sweet

Went in the pouring rain today! Ended up being a lot shorter than I expected, but it still was a sight to see.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Easy hike and a pretty big falls. It's not as unique as others in the area but it's definitely still worth photographing.

10 months ago


Such a nice, short hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end! The trail is well maintained, I would recommend if you have kids and or dogs! Also a great hike for a rainy day.

10 months ago

Added by Michael Matti

Seattle based photographer and hiker.

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