It is at 47°47′22″N 121°34′09″W / 47.78950°N 121.56924°W / 47.78950; -121.56924. Take time to see and enjoy a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls and climb flights of steps paralleling the falls. The last .5 mile to the falls was steep, rocky, some part muddy. Cut thru to trailhead from parking lot. Additionally the restrooms are closed. Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 6.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Index, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Getting There. Once you’ve had enough of the powerful force of the falls (is that even possible?) highly recommend. It got very busy as we turned back to trailhead. absolutely beautiful! All hikers we encountered were respectful and nice. Catch you on the trails! It is right off of the road, with easy access parking. She’s a road tripper, hula dancer, coffee-lover, beer enthusiast, van life wannabe, and always on the lookout for her next adventure. The hike down I saw 15+ groups headed up, so I’d advise arriving early! Got there at 930 am on Labor Day. © 2020 Explore Washington State | Powered by T212 Media. 715 Reviews #7 of 25 things to do in Highlands. Turn off your ad blocker to see a map of this trail, Wallace Lake Via Woody Trail and Greg Ball Trail [CLOSED]. T100% lovely! Most people had masks which was great! After the second set of stairs, you’re there. This is a guest post written by Eva Seelye. A beautiful waterfall flows out of Lake Serene and cascades below the rugged east wall of Mount Index at the end of a trail on the west side of Bridal Veil Creek. The top was beautiful! There are hidden treasures that make Washington State a great place to Explore! Northwest Forest Pass required. Beautiful falls at the end. Waterfalls. Tuesday around 12:45pm was a great time to be there without a ton of people! Sat and had a snack and gave the boys water. The absence of leaves can open up incredible views that are impossible to see in any other season, and Washington trails see significantly less visitors this time of year — if you’re lucky, you might even get the whole place to yourself! Winter offers a different kind of beauty than its warmer counterparts. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Index’s peak beyond the Espresso Chalet, you’ve seen the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls — a stunning result of Lake Serene’s outflow, which attracts locals and visitors alike, but hiking it in winter means you’ll likely get some quality time with just you and her powerful roar without the loud summer crowd. Home » Bridal Veil Falls in Winter: Easy Hike, Massive Reward. The dogs loved it too. First .5 mile was wide enough for hikers coming both ways and maintain some distance. If you’re pining for more, continue up this trail another 2 miles to the legendary Lake Serene just under Mt. $195.00 per adult. Arrived at 11 and there were still plenty of parking spots left at the main parking lot. The falls were stunning. … The rocks are slippery, but the view of the falls to the right and the North Fork Skykomish River Valley to the left are both to die for, so make sure to explore but with caution. To see what she’s been up to, check out her personal travel blog at or browse her portfolio at definitely a trail to bring people when they're visiting town! The most tiring part was the drive home to south end of lake WA. Win, win if you ask me. Traffic filled Highway 2. From Seattle’s side of the Cascades, navigate to Highway 2 and take a right turn just as you pass a large bridge over the Skykomish River onto Mt. 1 review. As of April 2020, the National Forest has closed trailhead parking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Didn't need hiking poles but could have been useful. If you’re looking for a little dose of nature this winter with a lot of reward, head over to Bridal Veil Falls on Highway 2. 425-783-6000. I arrived at the trailhead at 8am on Thursday 10/22. If you decide to do this trail, don’t turn around at the small falls, just keep walking, you’ll know when you get there. It’s much calmer here with less spray, so whip out your snack, take a sip of your water, tea, or hot cocoa, and relax for a bit at the plunge pool. [2], Waterfall in Washington (state), United States, "Northwest Waterfall Survey: Bridal Veil Falls", Waterfalls of the West Fork Foss River Valley,, Waterfalls of Snohomish County, Washington, Snohomish County, Washington geography stubs, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 May 2020, at 05:23. 715 Reviews #7 of 25 things to do in Highlands. Every week we will update you on the latest discoveries. Wasnt too busy at the falls, there were no more than 10 people while we were there. Trail was great overall. The lot only had 5 cars and I only saw 2 groups the entire way up. Eva grew up in the Marshall Islands and is proud to call Washington her second home. Mt. Index Road. She’s also contributed to travel companies such as Huck Adventures and Ponte Travels as well as other adventurous outlets through her freelance work. I didn’t have time to extend to Lake Serene but can’t wait to come back! Please check your entries and try again. Great hike. With all the rain, the small falls on the way up kind of through you off. Arrived around 2 on a Monday and was able to get a spot. It took us an extra 1.5 hours to reach home. It’s a short easy trail, but the last 0.5 mile is quite steep, so not suitable for young kids. Index’s peak. Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest We really enjoyed such different scenery compared to what we see in our home state. As you make your way up the 2-mile trail to the falls, you’ll find yourself first strolling along an abandoned road before it morphs into your typical Pacific Northwest trail, guiding you through a lush, green, moss-covered forest full of maples, alders, and old growth conifers, hopping over multiple streams, climbing flights of wooden stairs, and navigating a few boardwalks with a captivating view over the Skykomish valley before making the final climb to the falls. This was a wonderful hike - the last 1/2 mile to the falls gets slightly difficult, but never “scary”. Imagine: The forest floor sparkles with ice crystals and the brisk and crisp air reddens your nose as you cherish the smell of pine and wet moss on a winter stroll among old growth forest. Bridal Veil Falls is a 1,328-foot (405 m) waterfall that flows from Lake Serene directly to the South Fork Skykomish River on the creek of the same name in the U.S. state of Washington.It is a perennial 150-foot (46 m) wide drop with four tiers, two of which (350 feet … Bridal Veil Falls is a picturesque falls in the Provo Canyon. Learn how your comment data is processed. You’ll hear it first, then you’ll spot the spray, and at the trails terminus you’ll grace the presence of a massive 100-foot rock face draped with an impressive amount of water that reminds visitors of a bride’s veil (named appropriately). Bridal Veil Falls. scrambling and steps towards the top. It was quite slippery with autumn’s leaves on the trail. Very beautiful falls. Bridal Veil Falls is closed till late summer 2018 due to logging operations in the area. Don't miss out on your next great adventure. Something went wrong. She’s an adventure writer and photographer whose work is published in multiple Pacific Northwest titles including Northwest Yachting magazine, Seattle magazine, and Bainbridge Island magazine. A beautiful waterfall flows out of Lake Serene and cascades below the rugged east wall of Mount Index at the end of a trail on the west side of Bridal Veil Creek. The climb up is very steep on rocks and steps but totally worth it. Take time to see and enjoy a stunning view of Bridal Veil Falls and climb flights of steps paralleling the falls. A hiking trail leads from a parking area to the falls. It gets narrower on the next mile. It was extremely busy so that was a bit sad, but the view is amazing!!! imperfect for me: mostly in the forest, so no views til end, and *so crowded* (admittedly this was on labor day). Jackson Hydroelectric Project, Spada Lake. The fall is beautiful, but not many sitting areas. I’m 50’s , fair mod fit and thought trail was easy-moderate. This is where the waterproof coat comes in; it’s wet!! From reading the reviews I guess we got lucky on Sunday morning the weekend the air cleared from all wildfire smoke. If you’ve driven Highway 2 and spotted a stunning waterfall below Mt. A must see but don’t stop here, add another couple miles and you’ll be at Lake Serene. It was VERY busy. Most people were wearing masks. Lots of stairs to lthe falls. Once you start with the stairs, get ready to watch your footing. Very nice hike! Heck, bring a to-go mug — hot chocolate is even better accompanied by a stunning view! Here, just south of the town of Sultan, the towering Bridal Veil Falls thunders down from Lake Serene. 2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 3A Vault toilets available at the trailhead. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Beautiful waterfall! My departing recommendation, is to warm up and grab a bite to eat at the River House Café. It took us less than an hour to get to falls. Such a beautiful hike!! A do not miss can’t wait to do it again. Didn’t make it to the lake. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out. She’s an adventure writer and photographer whose work is published in multiple Pacific Northwest titles including Northwest Yachting magazine, Seattle magazine, and Bainbridge Island magazine.

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