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Bridal Veil Falls

The first falls of the Little River, Bridal Veil is probably the most unique. First, it drops off an overhanging ledge which allows visitors to walk underneath (as shown in Last of the Mohicans). Then the water sheets down a long, shallow inclined plane of granite before tumbling into the pool below.


This view of lower Bridal Viel Falls was virtually never seen until a new trail was put in during 2000.
Photo courtesy: Jeff Jennings

The Agfa Corporation owns the land north of Bridal Veil Falls, including the traditional access route to the Falls. See below for two newly-opened routes to Bridal Veil Falls through the State Forest.

Directions to Bridal Veil Falls:

From Fawn Lake Access Area

Note: Directions for trail users only. Vehicles require Special Use Permit. No general vehicle access allowed.

Bridal Veil Falls via Conservation Road

From the Fawn Lake Access Area, turn right 0.10 miles and take the first left on Conservation Road for 1.70 miles past the airstrip and turn left on Bridal Veil Falls Road 0.53 miles to the base of the Bridal Veil Falls. Total=2.33 miles.

Bridal Veil Falls via Fawn Lake

From the Fawn Lake Access Area, turn left on Fawn Lake Loop 0.78 miles and right on Airstrip Trail 0.53 miles, left on the airstrip 0.31 miles, left on new extension of Airstrip Trail 0.56 miles, left on Shelter Rock Trail (Formally Barn Trail) 0.25 miles and right on Corn Mill Shoals Trail 0.42 miles to the base of the Bridal Veil Falls. There is a nice view of the AGFA plant and Pisgah Mountain from the north end of the airstrip. Total=2.85 miles.

Bridal Veil Falls via Laurel Ridge Trail

A longer hike can be made from the Fawn Lake Access Area by turning left on the Fawn Lake Loop 0.78 miles, right on the Airstrip Trail 0.16 miles, left before the power line on Mine Mountain Trail 0.15 miles, right on Laurel Ridge Trail 0.85 miles and a right on Corn Mill Shoals Trail 1.05 miles. Total=2.99 miles.

Bridal Veil Falls via Mine Mountain Trail

A more difficult hike can be made from the Fawn Lake Access Area by turning left on the Fawn Lake Loop 0.20 miles, left on Mine Mountain Trail 0.90 miles, left on Cart Trail 0.51 miles, left on Laurel Ridge Trail 0.33 miles and right on Corn Mill Shoals Trail 1.05 miles. Total=2.99 miles.

Bridal Veil Falls via Reasonover River Trail

Reasonover Creek Trail is a nice single-lane bike trail. From the Fawn Lake Access Area, turn right on the Reasonover Creek Trail to Lake Julia. Follow Lake Julia Road to right on Conservation Road and left on Bridal Veil Falls Road. Total=4.14 miles.