Bridal Veil Falls

Franconia, New Hampshire 03580

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls Professional Review and Guide

"This 5.0-mile round-trip hike to one of the most famous waterfalls in the White Mountains, is rewarded with a plunge and set of cascades of unique character in a beautiful setting."

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"Bridal Veil Falls is a classic White Mountain waterfall, with a 30-foot tall wall of water falling into a deep pool that empties over several smaller cascades in Coppermine Brook.

The hike, which starts near the farms of Franconia to the west of the Cannon-Kinsman Range, is less traveled than the usual White Mountain hot spots, but those who make the trek are rewarded with quiet White Mountain forests and the cool waters of the falls. Overall, it is a relatively easy hike with good footing on a trail that climbs a steady 1,100 feet over the 2.5 miles from the parking area to the base of the falls."

"Bridal Veil Falls is a scenic cascade on the northwestern side of a ridge between Cannon Mountain and The Cannon Balls. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in New Hampshire.

Coppermine Brook pours through a narrow spot in a high ledge, then widens as it plummets, resembling the shape and color of a bride’s long, lacy veil. The approach to the falls is a pretty hike. It follows Coppermine Brook most of the way, which has numerous pools that will delight your dog."

"Bridal Veil Falls, one of the more captivating waterfalls in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF), tumbles down Coppermine Brook in the ravine between Cannon Mountain and the Cannon Balls. The Coppermine Trail leads gradually uphill for 2.4 miles to the falls.

With the brook as a delightful companion, the miles will pass quickly for kids. On a steamy summer day, youngsters will be attracted to the frequent wading pools like pigs to mud puddles. Plan to spend the night in the WMNF Coppermine Shelter near the falls."

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10/4/2018
A can’t miss in the White Mountains! Copper mine road to a very non-descript parking area. You WILL NOT see any signs saying bridal veil falls until your well up the trail but trust you’re in the right place when you you see the brown and white hiker sign used by the national forest service. Follow the trail/dirt road in quite a ways before you even feel like your on a trail. Eventually the trail will reveal the brook off to your right. Make sure to take the time at the first area you can see the brook to get off the trail and get close to the water. The elusive lost lady plaque is somewhere down here! A beautiful hike that isn’t really on many people’s radar.
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9/29/2018
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6/24/2018
Bridal Veil Falls are beautiful and you won't regret the trip to get to them. This is a nice forest hike so don't except a lot of vista views. It can be rocky and slippery but I think kids could do this hike ok and dogs would probably love it. I've done this in the winter too and when everything is iced over it's absolutely stunning.
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4/14/2010
Great view at the top, perfect cap to a beautiful hike. Trail was a little muddy (season) and a couple of trees were down along the trail, and I had fun trying to cross the streams. Definitely gonna head back.
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8/8/2009
A good hike, starts out smooth and solid. Stop along the way to see some of the lower falls. It get a little mushy in spots with lots of rocks on the trail. I used to see people camping about 3/4 of a mile in on the right along side the brook. I am not sure if this is still allowed. A lean to is a couple hundred feet below the falls with a fire pit and grate.My 6 year old Daughter made it to the top and back.
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10/1/2007
This was a pleasant walk along the Coppermine Brook. From a distance you can see why the falls has its name. This would be a great walk to challenge the 10 year old crowd if their parents are patient.
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Trail Information

Franconia
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
5.2
Distance
1,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Waterfalls
Features
White Mountain National Forest
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Nov 2018