|BRIDAL VEIL FALLS|
RATING - 52.0
Hearty Creek begins its life in Heart Lake and proceeds to drop over eleven waterfalls on its way to the South Fork, culminating in Bridal Veil Falls. As one progresses downstream, the names of the waterfalls follow the pattern from caring about someone as a person to falling more and more in love, eventually ending in marriage at Bridal Veil.
Bridal Veil Falls is a very
commonly used name for waterfalls but it is very fitting in this case.
The falls begin by sliding down a 30' horsetail before spilling out and
fanning over another 50'. Below this the creek drops over another 10' segmented
drop. The bottom tier drops about 10' into a gorgeous, deep pool of water. The
area around the falls is beautiful with ferns and flowers everywhere you look. There
are a ton of good photographic compositions of this falls too so I'll definitely be
heading back with some better lighting in the future.
The road leading to Bridal Veil
Falls is close every year until July 1st to protect elk habitat.
The road leading to Bridal Veil Falls is close every year until July 1st to protect elk habitat.
VR - 6.0 (Medium)
HR - 6.0
SR - 16/20
TYPE OF APPROACH - Bushwhack
DIFFICULTY - Medium
LOCATION - Hearty Creek
TYPE - Tiered
HEIGHT - 130' *
WIDTH - 15'
|DIRECTIONS - Follow the directions to Loomis Falls. Turn left onto FR 1260 and follow it to its end in around a mile. Park and walk across the bridge over the South Fork. Hearty Creek is about 1/5 of a mile north of the bridge. Make your way upstream however you can. A rough path leads most of the way to the creek once you reach the campsite on the gravel bar. When you reach the creek you will see the falls. Climb upstream next to the lower tier to get closer views of the top.|
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