Little Bradley Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Saluda, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A nice stream side hike under a canopy of trees, old ruins and a 50 ft waterfall From the trail head, take the upper trail heading south. There are no signs indicating that this trail will go to Little Bradley Falls. After a very short distance, you will approach a Y in the trail. Keep right while keeping Bradley Creek to your right side. About 1/2 mile in you will cross a stream. Follow the stream into Bradley Creek and cross the creek at this location. After crossing the Bradley Creek you should be able to pick up a trail that heads south on the west side of the creek. All ways keep Bradley Creek to your left if you get disorientated. After about 20 minutes from the creek crossing there will be some old chimney ruins to your left. Stay on the trail until it dead ends into Little Bradley Falls 10 minutes further down the trail. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in this part of North Carolina. Back track out to get back to the parking lot.
Awesome hike! Look for the turnout to the view, but be careful.
Was a nice afternoon , I think we might have not been on right trail as we never rally saw any falls
This was our first time out here and the conditions couldn't have been better. The trail was nice and dry, with gorgeous weather for November. I could see how it would be more technical if the roots/rocks were wet as some were already a little slick. Don't forget to bring along your poles or a solid stick to make creek crossings easier if you are rock-hopping. Definitely one that will be revisited again and again. This is a fantastic little day hike.
Great little hike.
We absolutely love this trail. My husband purposed to me here and we've made a pact to visit annually!
Our favorite place
Have been several times, the kids love it
Great family hike. Went with a group of 12, ages 2-42 and everyone had fun. There is a great creek for wading near the start.
I highly recommend the Little Bradley Falls hike. The falls are nice, it's a beautiful forest area, and a good place to wade and cool down when you get to the falls. You can park in the Big Bradley Falls area (left side) or about 100 ft further down the road on the right. The trail head is just behind the second parking area on the right. You will know you are in the right place if you have just gone over a large culvert and can see it as you head towards the trailhead. As others have said, take the trail that goes to the left (and climbs toward higher ground ) just as you start and not the trail along the creek. Then at a Y in the trail at a later point, stay right (a log is across the wrong trail). I hiked to the falls in about 30 minutes. It's an out and back trail. Enjoy!