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    Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail

    Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail

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    Hiking the Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a memorable experience. This beautiful trail in the Sawtooth Mountains explores scenic forests, flowering meadows, and meandering creeks framed by the craggy peaks, ultimately culminating at a mesmerizing cascade.

    Route Description for Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail

    Immerse yourself into Idaho’s preserved backcountry and hike beneath the towering ridges of the Sawtooth Mountains on the Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail. This impressive adventure explores a diversity of terrains, exhibiting the flora and fauna that occupy the alpine environment. While the mountain views and lush vegetation are pleasing, the real piece de resistance is the Bridal Veil Falls that tumble down the precipitous rock face. When hiking this scenic route, make sure to wear a comfy pair of footwear, and don’t forget your camera!

    Setting out from the Iron Creek Trailhead, the Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail follows the Iron Creek- Stanley Lake Trail southwestwardly into a lovely meadow that sits in the foreground of the craggy crests. After some hiking, the path will escape into the forested canyon, traveling through alpine firs alongside the meandering creek. Beyond this point, the grade will intensify, and the terrain will become increasingly rocky. Now traveling southwardly, you will be granted impressive views of the mountain-bound valley as you contour the slopes of McGown Peak.

    Soon you will reach the Bridal Veil Falls on the west side of the canyon. Admire the hypnotic scene of the alpine waters cascading down the sheer rockface. When you are through reveling in the beautiful waterfall, turn around and retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail Trailhead

    The Stanley Lake to Bridal Veil Falls Trail departs from the Iron Creek Trailhead off National Forest Development Road 649.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground:

      Dispersed Camping

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    • Pets allowed:

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type:

      Out and back

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