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Bridal Veil Falls of Oregon

A waterfall with a classic name not to be mistaken for the many others around the US.

Bridal Veil Falls Oregon Portland Columbia River Gorge Waterfall

About The Hike

Bridal Veil Falls is located in the Columbia Rive Gorge waterfall circuit with the parking lot located directly on E Historic Columbia River Highway. Bridal Veil Lodge, a private Bed and Breakfast sits across the highway of the parking lot.

The hike to the falls is a half mile out & back style hike that descends about 100 feet using well built switchback pathways.

Bridal Veil Falls Oregon Portland Columbia River Gorge Waterfall

The trail crosses the Bridal Veil Creek at it's low point via bridge and follows the creek upstream to a platform viewing area of the two-tiered falls.

Bridal Veil Falls Oregon Portland Columbia River Gorge Waterfall

Bridal Veil Falls Trail:

Distance: .5 Miles

Type: Out & Back

Elevation: 200 feet

Ascent: 78 feet

Don't get me wrong, these falls are pretty but of all the falls in Oregon and especially the others in the Columbia River Gorge area I don't think these have much hype. If you're pressed for time - pass on Bridal Veil Falls.

Bridal Veil Falls Oregon Portland Columbia River Gorge Waterfall

Getting There and Important Information

The parking lot is located directly off of the Historic Columbia River Highway between Latourell Falls and Multnomah Falls.

From the parking lot you can also take another small half mile loop that overlooks the Columbia River but this only connects to the trail going down to the falls at the restroom facilities.

No camping or overnight parking is allowed.


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