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Bridal Wreath Falls

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Length


5.8 Miles 9.4 Kilometers


1,066' 325 m

Ascent

-1,066' -325 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

3,802' 1,159 m

High

2,757' 840 m

Low

Shared By Yanko Limón

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A pleasant route leading to Bridal Wreath Falls.

Yanko Limón

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Though the full route is a bit long for younger kids, older kids will enjoy the chance to see the waterfall at the end of this route!

Overview

This route climbs through the foothills of the Rincons to get to the base of Bridal Wreath Falls. It can get crowded on weekends, as the falls are a popular destination. Be aware that due to lack of shade, the trail can be hot during the day.

Need to Know

The sun is quite intense in the Arizona desert, so come prepared with adequate sun protection and water.

Description

From the trailhead, follow the Douglas Springs Trail. There will be several trail junctions along the way but they are always well marked with signs. Stay on Douglas Springs Trail until about 2.5 miles in. The trail up to this point will have a combination of easy, moderate grades punctuated with a few short, steep climbs. Shade will be at a premium, so make sure that you've brought a good sun hat and plenty of water!

After about 2.5 miles on the Douglas Springs Trail, turn right onto the Bridal Wreath Falls Trail. This trail is short and sweet, bringing visitors up the last 1/4 mile or so to the actual falls. You'll continue to climb, but at a gentler rate than on the Douglas Springs Trail. The last hundred yards takes you through a wash with stones and boulders that you have to navigate around, so use appropriate caution here.

The waterfall is about 25 ft tall and has a small pool at the base, a striking feature in the desert! Take your time to enjoy the water, and to cool off from your ascent. Once you've had your fill, return the way that you came, and descend back to the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Desert natives dot the landscape, like Joshua Trees, cholla, and the saguaros that give the park its name.

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Dec 20, 2018
Lisa M
Dec 16, 2018
D Wilson
Oct 28, 2018
Julie Schwartz Carlson
With Phil. Here we go. We’re up and we’re out. Beautiful day.
Sep 23, 2018
Sam Wisher
Aug 25, 2018
hdjohnson
5.8mi
Apr 8, 2018
Jaclyn Martin
Mar 19, 2018
Colby Crabtree
Water was trickling down the falls but it was still there 5.8mi
Mar 11, 2018
Jennifer Rueckert

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  4.0 from 11 votes

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