Priscilla Macy dropping the bottom tier of Bridal Veil Falls.
~1,200 cfs on the Bull Run nr Multnomah gauge.
Photo: Andy Ploon
Bridal Veil gauge beta:
This drop is commonly run when it has been raining a lot in the Portland area. If you are willing to take a hit, it has been run pretty darn low. If you want medium flows, with a nicely aerated pool, shoot for about 1,000 cfs or more on the Bull Run near Multnomah gauge. You can expect around 15% of the flow on that gauge in Bridal Veil Creek. I have never seen (in person or photos) this drop with too much water in it to run.
Location: 45.5548, -122.1802
The falls is found taking the Bridal Veil exit off I-84, about 20-30 minutes East of Portland. After taking the exit, turn right/West shortly onto the historic highway (aka follow the signs). There is a parking area and trail to the base of the falls on river left off of the historic highway. Poke around a bit and you will find a way to get to the seal launch between the two falls. People hucking the upper tier put in where the historic highway cross Bridal Veil Creek. The falls can also be accessed from behind the Bridal Veil Post office at the end of the gravel road.