Hike | Bridal Wreath Falls | Tucson
Located in the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park, Bridal Wreath Falls is a fairly high trafficked trail with beautiful sights, occasional wildlife sightings and lovely views of the city of Tucson.
The falls is a fairly high trafficked trail, so for those looking for a solo hike or just getting into hiking, this is the perfect route for you!
- Distance: 5.5 Miles RT
- Type of Trail: Out and back
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Elevation: 1060 feet
To get to Bridal Wreath Falls stay on the Douglas Spring Trail. One of the great aspects of this hike is how well defined the trails are (as there are a few), including the many mile markers and directions that you will find along the way. Not many Arizona hikes have clear directions, so for those who are just getting into hiking or like more guidance, this is a perfect route.
The first half mile is pretty flat, but soon the trail begins to descend into the mountains. From this point on it will be a moderately-steep hike, however very manageable.
The next mile and a half is a beautiful uphill trek through various types of desert vegetation and views. One moment you are in between the mountains with saguaro and barrel cactus and the next you are in a wide grassy field with mesquite and creosote. If you go during a pretty wet season you will hear the falls before you see them, and even from the trail as you round the bend, you will catch a small glimpse before the trail curves to opening. Though small, it's a peaceful and lovely sight. Surrounded by big boulders, this is the perfect place to rest and have a snack before proceeding back down the same route you took.
Tackle this trail after the area has seen some good rain, as that's when the water and falls will be flowing.
Parking available, but the lot fills up fast!
The trail has little to no shade. Be sure to wear sunscreen or hat protection during the more grueling summer days.
Horse riders frequent the area. Keep an eye out for piles of horse feces as there is plenty.
* Please remember to hike at your own risk. To learn more please refer to our Hiking Disclaimer.