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Bridal Veil Falls
   Snohomish County, Washington

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Bridal Veil Creek runs out of Cliff-ringed Lake Serene and launches down the valley wall in several large falls before joining the Skykomish River. Though never officially measured, the falls drop well over 1000 feet from it's source in Lake Serene. However, only two of the 5 tiers of the falls are totally visible. Apparently there are glimpses of the falls from further up the trail, but I haven't had the opportunity to investigate (snow lingers around Lake Serene fir a while). The two main tiers that are visible account for around 600 feet of the falls' height, but since the pieces of the falls visible from the trail are so close to the trail, not all of each section of the falls are visible from the bottom. I've measured the final drop of the falls at 322 feet tall but haven't been able to measure the others yet. Keep a few things in mind when visiting the falls. One - you will be able to get great pictures, but not of everything. Do not put yourself at risk when trying to get the perfect picture. The viewpoint for the middle falls is perched right at the brink of the lower falls, and people have slipped and fallen to their deaths here. Two - the Lake Serene trail is very popular; do not create a scene by doing something stupid which could endanger others. Three - expect to get wet, especially when the falls are flowing at their peak. The spray that comes off the falls is tremendous, especially at the middle falls.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Bridal Veil Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

moderate access

Bridal Veil Falls is accessed from the Lake Serene Trail, located just north of the town of Index off Highway 2. Turn off of Highway 2 at Mount Index Road, just west of the second bridge across the Skykomish River, and head left at the first junction to the parking lot. The bottom of the falls are reached after hiking 1.8 miles, and the base of the second tier after 2.3 miles via a spur trail about 1/4 mile before the bridge below the falls.

Latitude

47.7895 N

Longitude

-121.56924 W

Elevation

1545 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Index 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Sunset Falls

2.163 miles

Canyon Falls

2.999 miles

Upper Mt. Index Falls

3.927 miles

Deer Creek Falls

3.979 miles

Lower Mt. Index Falls

4.112 miles

Eagle Falls

4.149 miles

Upper Holoman Falls

4.337 miles

Lower Holoman Falls

4.462 miles

North Star Falls

7.272 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

71.83

IWC

3.55  (Class 4)

RATING

85.14 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

1328 feet

Tallest Drop

322 feet

Num. Drops

5

AVG. Width

75 feet

Pitch

77 degrees

Run

2000 feet

Primary Form

Tiered Horsetails

 

Watershed

Skykomish River

Stream

Bridal Veil Creek

AVG. Volume

75.0 cfs

Source

Lake

Seasonality

Best Flows

April to July

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 23, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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