Bridal Veil Falls:
D/R/E: 6 miles - 1,060' elevation gain
Hiking Distance Is The Total Length Of The Hike
Limited parking, so arrive early. You have an excellent chance of spotting elk along Cow Creek on the way to Bridal Veil Falls, particularly in winter, so if you have a telephoto lens and tripod, haul them along. The extra effort could yield a prize-winning photo. Fortunately, the trail to the falls seems relatively easy. The path meanders west from the trailhead, usually staying in the open meadows that are vital sources of food for elk. It can be very warm in summer, so bring plenty of water. Once you arrive at the banks of Cow Creek, the trail crosses and recrosses the river. Just before you get to the falls, there is a steep rock face which can be tricky. The falls are the tallest in the park and a great place for a picnic.