Bridal Veil State Park

AreaColumbia Gorge (west - OR)
Best time to visitMid-March through late April
Blooming NowUnknown
Trail Info0.67 mile round-trip, 50 feet elevation change
 Portland Hikers Field Guide information

Description

There are two trails at Bridal Veil State Park. The first is a short (0.5 mile) paved loop trail which provides an excellent view of the Gorge and a field full of Common Camas (Camassia quamash).

The lower trail proceeds east from the parking lot through the forest and downhill to the waterfall (total length 0.3 mile one-way). This trail was recently renovated, and is now suitable for visitors of any physical condition. Along this trail you will find most of the wildflowers, starting with Pacific Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra formosa), Fairy Bells (Disporum smithii), Scouler's Corydalis (Corydalis scouleri), Western Trillium (Trillium ovatum), Candy Flower (Claytonia sibirica), Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora), and more.

Directions

Bridal Veil Falls State Park is located near milepost 28 on the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway. Take Exit 28 off Interstate 84, and drive less than a mile to the Columbia River Highway. Turn right (west) onto the Columbia River Highway, and look for the park entrance in approximately 0.8 mile.

The park includes restrooms and picnic areas. There is no day-use fee.

Trip Reports

DateSubmitted by
Reports from previous years
05/14/2009Jim Conrad
05/10/2008Greg Lief
05/06/2007Cheryl Hill
04/07/2007Greg Lief

Photo Gallery


Corydalis scouleri at Bridal Veil State Park

Trillium at Bridal Veil State Park

Trillium at Bridal Veil State Park

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Creek

Camas field along upper trail at Bridal Veil State Park


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