Little Bradley Falls Trail

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Little Bradley Falls Trail ist ein 1.9 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Saluda, North Carolina. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall und schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist am besten von März bis November zugänglich. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 1.9 miles Höhenunterschied: 170 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

hundefreundlich

kinderfreundlich

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

Wald

Fluss

Aussicht

Wasserfall

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

schlammig

steinig

Scrambling

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.

wandern
2 days ago

Fun trail if you are looking for a gauntlet. Trail is not well marked and most of the hikers we met never found the falls. There are red markers taking you through the woods down a short hill to cross a stream. We had fun crawling over and under fallen trees. We successfully completed 2 water crossings. The 3rd which was about 3/4 of the way required jumping farther than my ability. If you are tall or can make a 3’ jump between rocks it may not be an issue for you. Or take off your shoes and get wet, not fun in January

wandern
scrambling
sturmholz
überwachsen
2 days ago

wandern
2 days ago

The falls are well worth the hike! Definitely some fallen trees and areas that get a little hairy but the challenge was part of the fun. Have to cross stream twice but the map on All Trails is accurate. I imagine some of the crossings are dryer when there hasn’t been rain. Loved the falls!

wandern
schlammig
scrambling
überwachsen
13 days ago

Amazing waterfall but trail needs attention. Hardly any markings or signage. Trail starts on the other side of the street from the only sign. A lot of finding a path but very much worth it for the falls.

wandern
20 days ago

terribly marked. terribly maintained. people wandering like lost cattle. prepare to have very wet feet and a sprained ankle.

wandern
schlammig
sturmholz
27 days ago

This trail was great and the views were even better!!! The first 1/4 mile had a washout and a few narrow trails that were a moderately difficult to navigate. We walked for about a mile and then realized we had made a left onto another trail instead of going straight across the creek. I have added a photo of the trail entrance as we mistakenly took the river path. Side note: the left onto the other trails was perfect! Great walking and beautiful views of the river. There was even a nice flat area that the dogs were able to play in the river. We took our three dogs and they loved it.

wandern
ausgewaschen
28 days ago

Beautiful falls, some trees fallen down in places/steep & small parts of the trail. A dry creek crossing and then another river crossing (really hard to not get wet - plan on taking off shoes). Make sure to follow red blazes and read directions before going because it’s a bit confusing!

wandern
ausgewaschen
schlammig
scrambling
steinig
1 month ago

Trail was rough in places, but the falls were worth the hike. A beautiful view to see. Lots of downed trees and washed out from heavy rains in places.

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wandern
sturmholz
1 month ago

Nice fall hike with our three dogs, but we did miss the trail for the first quarter mile. We thought the trail was right along the banks (it’s not- if you’re crawling the boulder line on the edge of the bank, you too are off trail!) once we got on trail, it was a nice hike with a few boulder sections and log hops to keep things interesting.

wandern
1 month ago

A couple of creek crossings, you will get your ankles wet. Many, many blown down trees, it looks like no trail maintenance in 2 years. We’re old, we turned back

wandern
1 month ago

Lots of blowdown. Start of trail is deceptively hard to find but once you’re on it, it’s a gorgeous little hike along the creek

wandern
scrambling
steinig
2 months ago

Fantastic trail. We hiked along the river bed to the first stream feeding the creek and then popped back into the trail - it’s not an easy route, but sure is beautiful in the fall, for beginner hikers I would suggest sticking to the trail. There are a couple places where you will cross water, so trekking poles or a walking stick would be helpful. The waterfall is gorgeous and there is plenty of space to picnic once you’ve arrived. It took two experienced hikers around 2 hours to do the whole thing (we probably added 15 minutes with the riverbed route, and another 15 minutes for photos at Little Bradley Falls). Will absolutely be going back. Great hike!

wandern
brücke geschlossen
schlammig
scrambling
2 months ago

All in all, a nice little hike. Not too tough, but definitely places where trees have come down the wash and you have to scramble. Also, a rockslide closer to the end which requires quite a bit of scrambling… made it even more difficult when the rocks are wet. Two spots where you need to cross the creek and there are no bridges. Personally I didn’t mind because I like rock hopping, but you may want to consider water shoes because of this hike. Waterfall the top was awesome! Definitely would come back in the summer time and spend some more time up there with a picnic lunch. Trail was hard to follow. The red trail blazes were not very obvious and I am tempted to bring a can of red spray paint if I ever return LOL! Doable for kids 10 and up although should be accompanied by an adult. For the under 10 set, I would consider it but some definite handholding is a must as the trail narrow significantly, there are no fences, and the drop off would be a nasty little tumble. The trail itself was a little difficult to find. You park on one side of the road, cross the road and the trail head is on your right… but not your first right as this will bring you to a trail right next to the creek and it’s not the one you want. So, if you can tell the difference, take your second right. See pictures below.

wandern
2 months ago

Lots of trees still down from last years storms but nothing that makes the trail difficult to continue. Otherwise it was a beautiful hike . Please note that the proper trailhead is just a dozen feet off the road and to the left. There is a trail along the river but it’s a dead end trail that does not join up with the main trail and offers a nice spot to play in the river before packing up. It was a beautiful day and it’s a short hike so there was plenty of traffic today.

wandern
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Tip: take a hard right at the clearing on right instead of continuing straight on the trail. You will see red trail circles painted higher in the trees. Then you will cross a wide river via log or rocks. Trekking poles highly recommended for the crossing. Little Bradley is the better fall destination and hike over Big Bradley. You only get a glimpse of Big Bradley after a dangerous decent to an overlook ledge.

wandern
3 months ago

Not marked very well but if you follow Altrails map you’ll be find!!

wandern
ausgewaschen
schlammig
sturmholz
überwachsen
3 months ago

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