Bridal Veil Falls (DuPont)

Bridal Veil

Height: 120 feet
Trail Type: Gravel, dirt, and rock
Hike Distance: 4.5 miles round trip
Difficulty: 10
Beauty: 6

Overview:

Bridal Veil Falls in DuPont State Forest was used as a scene in one of the Hunger Games movies, as well as The Last of the Mohicans. If you’re going to hike to this waterfall, prepare for a long walk and a lot of elevation change. The roads are wide and easy to follow, but they can also get steep in places.

Directions:

There are two ways to get here. You can either park at the lot where you’d hike to Grassy Creek Falls, or use the Fawn Lake Access. For that, drive 11 miles down US 276 from downtown Brevard and turn left onto Cascade Lake Road. Take the immediate right onto Reasonover Road. The parking area will be a couple of miles on the left.

Hike Description:

The trail from the main visitor center is about 1/4 mile longer and would likely be uphill most of the way. I did the trail from Fawn Lake, which is steeper downhill most of the way to the falls. Everything is pretty easy to follow.

From the parking area, you can go right or left along the Fawn Lake Trail until it intersects with Conservation Road. Follow Conservation past the old airstrip and down the ridge to the Bridal Veil Falls trail. Getting to the actual “Bridal Veil” part will require you to walk up the smooth rock to the top of the ridge. This may not be possible if water levels are high.