Bridal Overlook

Transylvania County, North Carolina

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Bridal Overlook is a hiking trail in Transylvania County, North Carolina. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 2,605 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 232 feet.
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Bridal Overlook is a hiking trail in Transylvania County, North Carolina. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 2,605 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 232 feet.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Transylvania County
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Gain: 232 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 2,605 feet
Top Elevation: 2,801 feet
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Bridal Overlook
Elevation Min/Max: 2605/2801 ft
Elevation Start/End: 2605/2605 ft
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Bridal Veil Falls, the first waterfall on the Little River within DuPont State Forest, requires a longer hike than Hooker, Triple, and High Falls, but it is worth the trip. From the Fawn Lake Access Area, pass the yellow gate next to the information board, reach the sign marking Reasonover Creek Trail, and go right, walking under the power lines. At the marked intersection, take a left on the wide Conservation Road. You will pass a green metal gate and the Shortcut Trail on the left. Then walk parallel to an old airport runway and hangar, and finally pass Camp Summit Road, a house, and Lake Julia Road, all on the right. Take a left on Bridal Veil Falls Road, passing a barn on the left. The gravel road ends, but continue straight ahead on the 0.1-mile trail through pine trees toward the falls.

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Off The Beaten Track Volume II:  A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah

Off The Beaten Track Volume II: A Guide to Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina - Pisgah

Bridal Veil Falls has to be on your “don’t miss it” list for Dupont. Getting there this way requires a wet river crossing, but until the right-of-way dispute with AGFA is settled, it’s the best way.

This map also shows other trails to use, if and when there is a right-of-way across AGFA property. The ride surface is 5 miles of double track. Highlights include sandy road, slippery & wet river crossing, spectcular falls, and bare rock riding.

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Recent Trail Reviews

10/7/2017
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nice road trip. really nice seeing low water and 3 days later seeing high water


7/14/2007
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Scenic moderate trail. The first mile is on a dirt road, primarily downhill until you cross the river. Beware, the river crossing is very slippery and should not be ridden. Another rider broke his fingers after falling there a few weeks ago. The river crossing is a beautiful location and very scenic. The pools of water are deep enough to have a dip to cool off if you need it. After the river crossing, you will climb several hundred vertical feet and the trail becomes single lane. There are some challenging places on this .5 mile leg. The final 1 mile to Bridal Veil falls is almost all downhill. Once you begin the downhill ride you will come to a large area of exposed granite. This is your reminder to slow down because the next section is realatively steep but contains large loose rock (easy to catch you wheels on). Once by this section you can cruise fairly easily on to the falls. The falls are very scenic and there are lots of large flat rocks at the bottom of the falls to eat your lunch at. Please be careful as we saw four snakes at the bottom of the falls amongst the rocks there. One appeared to have the right coloring for a rattler (although is was young). Remember that the first mile of the ride back is mostly fairly steep uphill. All in all a beautiful bike trail.


10/18/2005
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It was worth the trip from Texas Very nice, and the trails are marked in a way that it's hard to get lost in this forest provided you have a trail map. There are challanging trails, and easy trails. I really enjoyed this area. GREAT TRAILS !!!!!!



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