Visit Bridal Veil Falls

Oregon Upper Bridal Veil Falls Pull-Off

Added by

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.

Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1.2 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Waterfall

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

7 months ago

Not really worth the crowds

This was not my favorite stop along HWY 30, but it is a good stop for a short hike. This one would be good for kids, but there isn't much to explore around the waterfall so I found it anti-climatic.

7 months ago

10 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.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Great Hike For Any Age

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

10 months ago

over 1 year 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.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year 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.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Lovely!

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.

over 1 year ago

Added by Michael Matti

Seattle based photographer and hiker. www.michaelmatti.com

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Seldom Falls

Oregon / Seldom Falls

Every spring when mountain snow begins to thaw, the great meadow at Lake of the Woods fills with water.

Chaz Shand
6 Saves

Explore the Portland Japanese Garden

Oregon / Portland Japanese Garden

While the Portland Japanese Garden is a popular place for tourists, it's also a favorite for Portland residents as it's located right in Washington Park close to trails and across from the Rose Garde.

Sarah Horn
52 Saves

Run the Saltzman Road Trail

Oregon / Lower Saltzman Road Trailhead

This trail is an easy out and back from either the west or east side of Forest Park. The east trailhead is off NW Skyline Blvd, on Saltzman Road, which is a dirt/gravel road like the trail.

Sarah Horn
4 Saves