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Bridal Veil Falls – Oregon

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Bridal Veil Falls is a common name for waterfalls. I did a little research and found there were 39 in the United States, spread over 25 states, so some states have multiple. Colorado has four! Click here if you want Utah’s Bridal Veil Falls located in Provo Canyon.

Bridal Veil Falls in Oregon is one of five large waterfalls within an eight-mile section of the Historic Columbia River Highway. This is located about 30 minutes east of Portland and most famous for the enormous Multnomah Falls. Unlike some of the others, Bridal Veil Falls cannot be seen from the highway, but the walk is very short. It’s only a half mile of family friendly, mostly paved walkway. This does have some stairs though, so it isn’t wheelchair or stroller-friendly. This photo was actually taken in 2015 during one of the severest droughts in the Pacific Northwest, but even so, it looks so green!

The path goes down a set of stairs and then crosses a bridge over the beautiful Bridal Veil Creek.

There is a little platform to view the falls. The first phot is in 2010 and the second in 2015, so you can see the drought.

Here is a better image of Bridal Veil Falls!

Stats: Distance – 0.5 miles round trip
Approximate hiking time – 30-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 78 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – mostly paved, with some stairs and packed dirt
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Map to Bridal Veil Falls


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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