Quick Hike to the Beautiful Bridal Veil Falls
Apparently we really like waterfalls. Anywhere we travel to, we seem to seek them out on our adventures. Another stop we made in the Columbia River Gorge was at Bridal Veil Falls. The entrance to this waterfall is located just off the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway.
Once parked, we jumped out of the car, excited to see our first Oregon waterfall. Bridal Veil Falls was extremely accessible and just about anyone could make the trek to the bottom of the waterfall. There were some steep switchbacks, but roundtrip the hike is less than 3/4 of a mile. There is a viewing point that offered great views of the falls.
In addition to a trail to the waterfall, there is also a very short trail that leads to some vantage points of the Columbia River. Although beautiful, we were unimpressed with the fact that we could see the highway below us, detracting from the natural beauty of the area.
Bridal Veil Falls offers a quick chance to stretch your legs and a beautiful waterfall for those in the Portland area!