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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.
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."
--Eli Burakian, Hiking Waterfalls in New England (Falcon Guides).
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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."
--Jerry & Marcy Monkman, Discover the White Mountains of New Hampshire (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"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."
--Lisa Densmore, Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont (The Mountaineers Books).
"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."
--Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr, Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine (The Mountaineers Books).
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